Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 18:05 UTC, submitted by MeeAlreadyGone
Linux "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo v1.0. This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks. The MeeGo Netbook user experience is the first to appear, with the development of the MeeGo Handset user experience moving to the open in June."
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Yet another linux distro...
by Neolander on Wed 26th May 2010 20:23 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

...with the overhyped "social networking" crap polluting the desktop as a reason for *not installing* it.

It's backed by Intel and Nokia, though, so it might succeed. Just hope that it won't end up completely dominating the "desktop" linux distribution world and become another Microsoft in that area. We already rely too much on Intel in the computer world...

Edited 2010-05-26 20:23 UTC

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RE: Yet another linux distro...
by vivainio on Wed 26th May 2010 20:44 in reply to "Yet another linux distro..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

It's backed by Intel and Nokia, though, so it might succeed. Just hope that it won't end up completely dominating the "desktop" linux distribution world and become another Microsoft in that area. We already rely too much on Intel in the computer world...

MeeGo is not really targeting desktop. Think of it as "real linux" version of Android and you are on the right ballpark.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

That's why I put some quotation marks around. I don't had a word for "computers targeting anyone and his dog" except "desktop", which is sadly a poor choice as you pointed out.

Intel want to put Meego on that whole kind of computers, from netbook to TVs, according to their videos. Wouldn't the desktop as a family computer become a target for them someday ?

Edited 2010-05-26 20:58 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

...with the overhyped "social networking" crap polluting the desktop as a reason for *not installing* it.


I'm going to agree, I think that social networking crap should be an optional application. I'll give them points for using Qt though.

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RE: Yet another linux distro...
by spiderman on Thu 27th May 2010 05:39 in reply to "Yet another linux distro..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Just hope that it won't end up completely dominating the "desktop" linux distribution world and become another Microsoft in that area.

It just can't, never, ever. It's impossible. The code is GPL, which mean the product will always be free as in free speech. Lock in is impossible. Undocumented standard is impossible. Becoming Microsoft is impossible.

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