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

If Meego can run on netbooks, it can run on desktop with only little modifications.

Of course it will run - but desktop market is not what's interesting for Nokia or Intel in MeeGo development.

It's more of a desktop OS than Chrome OS but less than, say, Ubuntu.

Wouldn't a desktop linux distro put together by a professional team of devs which includes designers that the boss listens to have the potential of dominating the linux world ?

It would, but Linux people tend to expect Gnome/KDE like experience (optimized for mouse, full keyboard + large non-touch screen).

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