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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I was thinking about installing Meego
by lemur2 on Mon 31st May 2010 01:12 UTC
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Perhaps it could be useful in conjunction with the lighter-weight KOffice 2.2 on a netbook.

Several comments on this thread have managed to put me off, however. Firstly, the only available browser seems to be Chromium. There seems to be no way to use any applications other than those in the Meego repository, and there are none of those (so no KOffice 2.2).

Hmmm.

I think I'll stick with waht I have got running now. Standard Kubuntu Lucid, with the Lancelot menu with "show categories in panel" option, (also enabled the classic menus via right-click on the desktop), and with the panel moved to the left-hand edge of the netbook screen (vertical panel). Also I have enabled several keyborad shortcuts to start common applications. This gives me a standard KDE4 environment running happily on the netbook.

This arrangement also maximises vertical screen real-estate (essential for a netbook) and it allows me to run KOffice 2.2 as the Office suite (which is ideal for a netbook since KOffice 2.2 is very functional but still lighter weight than OpenOffice, and the KOffice 2.2 UI is designed with a widescreen in mind, and consequently it has better use of vertical screen real-estate). Now all I need is to find a set of Kubuntu backport packages for KOffice 2.2.

Anybody had any luck yet with that last step?

This page seems to be saying that a port of KOffice 2.2 to the Kubuntu backports is low urgency, and that it hasn't been done yet.

http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/packages/show/202860

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