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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As noted above, modern clients can detect most settings just from the user name (i.e. e-mail, or Jabber ID for XMPP which contain the domain for example) after connecting to the server. Try setting up an IMAP account in Thunderbird - it just takes a few clicks for the basic default setup. Same story with XMPP.

So it's not the ease of use that drives these IM walled gardens these days. But possibly just greed and desire for domination over users (i.e. precisely the notion of not letting them to communicate with users from other servers).

Edited 2012-07-10 14:51 UTC

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