Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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Another missed chance by Nokia
by HangLoose on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:02 UTC
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

Imagine how would MeeGo be now after iterations of the product and traction among other vendors?

There was already broad hardware support by companies like intel, amd and nvidia. If only they had not sold out to Microsoft...

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Risthel Member since:
2010-12-22

Acer have a "Aspire" Netbook with MeeGo interface, and a Distro from hell that sucks hard...

The problem isn't just Linux. The vendors choose the worst distro on the world every time they sell a product without a Windows OEM Key.

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_cynic_ Member since:
2012-04-18

My Aspire came with Linpus Linux and it had no GUI. In the box there was a little manual explaining that "nothing worked in Linux" and attached to it a CD containing WinXP drivers.

So fu** you, Acer.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The same way as Android.

We would have

- MeeGo Acer
- MeeGo Asus
- MeeGo HP
- MeeGo Dell
- ...

each one of them with the right set of utilities and specific OEM UI to provide you the right user experience.

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