Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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RE: Meego will go the way of BeOS.
by Morgan on Tue 10th Jul 2012 00:40 UTC in reply to "Meego will go the way of BeOS."
Morgan
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It helps to know what you are talking about, you know. Lack of mainstream apps was only a small part of what took the company down. The built in apps alone were better than the third-party-only alternatives for Windows. There was a much wider selection of feature-complete, professional quality apps for BeOS than for GNU/Linux at the time, where everything was still at version .001 back then. Granted, the Linux devs' focus wasn't on mainstream desktop computing in that era, but Red Hat and Corel were working to change that.

No, it was a combination of Hitachi and Compaq being bullied out of loading the OS onto their machines by Microsoft, and Jean-Louis Gassée's greed, that ended Be's existence.

As for MeeGo, there is a wealth of apps from the FOSS world that are a recompile/repackage away. I certainly never had an issue finding the right apps when I ran MeeGo on my netbook.

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