Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:03 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I recently got to spend some time with MeeGo, an Intel-sponsored Linux distribution designed for netbooks and other mobile devices (such as Nokia's extra-geeky N900 smartphone). I tested MeeGo on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook and I was extremely impressed.
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Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

How will the two interact?

I guess just as GNOME and Xfce: Same toolkit, but completely separate projects in the end.

Will MeeGo and KDE4 based distros be able to compete? Merge together?

MeeGo as provided by the Linux Foundation is more of a reference platform and only to a small degree an actual product.
Novell simply added MeeGo (formerly Moblin) as third officially supported desktop environment to SUSE Linux Enterprise (GNOME and KDE Plasma are the two environments for desktop PCs and Moblin/MeeGo for netbooks).

With Nokia involved in both projects (one directly and the other indirectly but with a relatively tight relationship)where are the two platforms going to go?

Mostly separate ways, though KDE software improves as a byproduct of Nokia's increased support for Qt (therefore a similar relationship of Xfce to GNOME).

I personally like the idea of being to put either on any device I buy

Will be possible, but don't expect official support for KDE software by the netbook manufacturer if you buy a netbook with MeeGo.

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