Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:58 UTC
Fedora Core The Fedora 14 Beta was released today, but as a Network World article points out, it "will be the first Red Hat supported distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop." This new release will also include the Sugar interface, intended for netbooks, and "will also be the first version to fully incorporate Red Hat's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), called SPICE, or Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments. SPICE will allow Fedora to host virtual desktops that can be accessed over a network."
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Reading too much
by AdamW on Wed 29th Sep 2010 01:36 UTC
AdamW
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You may be reading a bit too much into this. As we keep saying, Fedora is a community project. Meego in F14 is a *Fedora* feature, not a Red Hat one. This is actually being driven by the community, in large part by Peter Robinson. Some of us at RH are interested in it too, but it's no kind of official Red Hat 'thing'.

It's also somewhat on the wire for F14; there'll be a Meego package set of a kind in there (in fact, Maemo was in F13 already) but it's probably going to be a little raw. Especially using it on a tablet is not likely to be practical without a lot of knowledge. The biggest hurdle here is the kernel; most tablets are ARM devices and it's not yet possible to build a single united kernel for all ARM devices, each device needs a dedicated kernel. Various people are working on resolving this but it's likely to be in the F15 or F16 timeframe. That's about when I'd start looking for really interesting stuff in terms of strapping Fedora onto your Galaxy Tab or whatever. It'll be a bit of a wait.

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