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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RE: Another road to nowhere
by twitterfire on Fri 30th Sep 2011 23:51 in reply to "Another road to nowhere"
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2008-09-11


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.


This dumb thing was started by Microsoft trying to make web designers(HTML/JS) think they can do "real" programming and "real" apps too. It's just recycling web designers.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08


This dumb thing was started by Microsoft trying to make web designers(HTML/JS) think they can do "real" programming and "real" apps too. It's just recycling web designers.


Don't put the blame on Microsoft for this one. They are just following the trend with Windows 8, if that is what you mean.

Nokia had WebWidgets on Symbian, Apple initially only allowed Web based Apps, Psion followed with WebOS and Google is advocating ChromeOS.

All of this happened long before Microsoft had anything to say about it.

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