Linked by fran on Thu 28th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Keen observers may recall that Asus's debut of the Padfone back at Computex in May was accompanied by another, albeit less-trumpeted announcement. Specifically, the company promised a $199 netbook computer - the MeeGo-based Eee PC X101 - and this week that device took several steps closer to reality."
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MeeGo, MeeGo, MeeGo
by j-kidd on Fri 29th Jul 2011 07:35 UTC
j-kidd
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2005-07-06

That's right, it's MeeGo Linux, the open source operating system Nokia abandoned but that's been popping up repeatedly of late on a variety of planned devices, including an upcoming Acer tablet


A quick recap of the MeeGo-marriage from Captain Hindsight:

For Intel, the switch from Moblin to MeeGo is just rebranding. They gain exposure and sacrifice nothing.

For Nokia, the switch from Maemo to MeeGo is rewriting. A fail from the beginning.

If only Nokia did the same by just rebranding Harmattan as MeeGo and be done with it. End users do not care whether the phone uses DEB or RPM, while developers can withstand the abuse from multiple SDKs.

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RE: MeeGo, MeeGo, MeeGo
by Radio on Fri 29th Jul 2011 08:04 UTC in reply to "MeeGo, MeeGo, MeeGo"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

If only Nokia did the same by just rebranding Harmattan as MeeGo and be done with it.
Well... That is exactly what they did for the N9. It is a "faux"-Meego - a meego-software-compatible version of Harmattan.

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$199 like the original Eee was?
by tsurugi on Fri 29th Jul 2011 08:40 UTC
tsurugi
Member since:
2011-04-08

"ASUS' original "$199 laptop" debuts at nearly $300 on Nov 1"

http://www.dailytech.com/ASUS+Sets+US+Price+Points+for+Eee+PC+701+2...

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RE: $199 like the original Eee was?
by fran on Fri 29th Jul 2011 10:26 UTC in reply to "$199 like the original Eee was?"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

u might be right but component prices has came down.
Memory, LCD and others is priced lower now.

On another topic.
Just visited Intel's AppUp store to look at it's Meego offerings. Cant seem to find it. Meego is not listed under supported OS's. Few months ago Meego was listed on the site's frontend.
Or am i blind.

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Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

You're right. All I see are options for Win XP and Win 7 as options when searching for software. Not a good sign. That being said, I can't remember if I saw Meego listed as an option before on AppUp.

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fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Distinctly remembered Meego as being listed before. Specifically looked for it then about 6 months ago.
But it was lower profile than the Win options though.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

At least it is still part of the official Apps program

http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Actually Intel seems quite serious about MeeGo, they are even holding a day session about it at Games Developer Europe:

http://schedule.gdceurope.com/session/5777

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MeeGo laptop
by SonicMetalMan on Fri 29th Jul 2011 17:21 UTC
SonicMetalMan
Member since:
2009-05-25

The hardware looks sexy enough but for me the jury is still out on MeeGo. I'd go for the hardware alone and throw on a copy of Lubuntu. That is more than enough hardware to make Lubuntu launch very well.

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