Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Intel and Samsung are now confirmed to be working under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Limo Foundation, on 'Tizen', a new mobile operating system based on Linux. Various rumours about the parties' future plans for MeeGo and merging of plans have been in circulation, but the announcement of a new operating system was unexpected. The Tizen operating system will combine components of MeeGo and Limo with an emphasis on supporting HTML5-based applications and WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) distribution and APIs. WAC is the product of a number of mobile companies who have developed a uniform platform for mobile widgets and applications based on W3C standards."
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Another road to nowhere
by moondevil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:00 UTC
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I was considering buying one of the few netbooks from Asus or Acer that come with MeeGo but this settles the question.

I will most likely go with Asus Transformer or Pad.

Desktop applications should be coded with proper SDKs. I really don't understand this fad of creating desktop applications with HTML5/JavaScript.

As with all fads it will be forgotten in the next two years and Tizen will join WebOS in heaven.

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