Is Intel Stalling Or Dropping Its Support Of MeeGo?
Phoronix: Is Intel Stalling Or Dropping Its Support Of MeeGo?
There's been much news generated this morning concerning a report that Intel may be backing off of their support for MeeGo. I've received several emails about it, IRC messages, etc. However, I've tried to resist writing about it, as from my initial communications with various stakeholders and others, it appears that the report is largely bullshit...
Intel needs some help getting Meego out the door
A well knows fact that Intel has never been very good at doing software and Meego exemplifies this. Intel has thrown a lot of resources at Meego, but really has very little to show for it. I wish the Linux Foundation would pick up the slack and try and market and be a little more vocal about Meego. As the Linux Foundation should be able to measure the pulse of the Linux community and steer Meego out of the corner of oblivion Intel has put it in. I personally like Meego on the netbook it boots very fast and for the most part works as advertised, Only thing is that netbooks are out of fashion. I hope Meego will sharpen its foucs on Tablets. Tough for Meego to make into phones as operators probable do not want to support this OS (Primary reason Nokia gave up on it). I think the one area Meego can thrive in is in embedded devices and vertical markets.
A great marketing thing will be to chang e the name of Meego too