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    Default 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTg2OQ

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    Meego died when Nokia abandoned it's Linux aspirations. It's sad and unfortunate, but that's how life works out. I wish it was different.

    Now it is just kinda going along in zombie mode with people refusing to believe it has no future. Intel would do them a favor by publicly announcing they are killing all support.

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    I'm with Michael on this one (although the article was a little extreme...), there is no point in dropping a perfectly fine OS, especially when they already have around 5 MeeGo tablets shown off in several expos. And MeeGo definitely has future, because it's a free and open OS without the restrictions of Android (not even talking about WP7 here). Not to mention that so far it's the best x86 OS specifically made for tablet PCs (and Intel themselves are primarily manufacturers of x86 architecture computers). The fact that Nokia dropped it means that it could have slower progress, that's all. Plus, their last (and only?) MeeGo phone seems to be a huge success anyway.

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    Another Microkia propaganda ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Plus, their last (and only?) MeeGo phone seems to be a huge success anyway.
    N9 was received with enthusiasm when announced (and rightfully so), but has it been actually released anywhere yet? It will not be released in US or UK (among other big markets) and the latest news I've seen, was a release announcement for $850 in Australia (very expensive). So, where are you getting this "huge success" status from?

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    Digitimes makes more "interesting" claims regarding Intel: http://semiaccurate.com/2011/09/01/i...are-laughable/
    Maybe they know something that nobody else knows, or (as Charlie from SemiAccurate suggests) they have reasons to publish false information.

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    What I like about MeeGo is that's it's a lot closer to a PC, it uses Qt, Wayland, that is the best parts of a PC OS, rather than an updated phone OS which is Android. Afaik with MeeGo you can use C/C++ directly, rather than getting access to C/C++ "as a bonus" sometime later as is the case with Android.
    So I'm with Michael here. But what we really want is for Intel itself to comment on these rumors.

    The fact that Nokia jumped off doesn't really matter - Intel hired the most important devs, plus the bulk of the code (the Linux kernel etc) are done by the community anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    I'm with Michael on this one (although the article was a little extreme...), there is no point in dropping a perfectly fine OS, especially when they already have around 5 MeeGo tablets shown off in several expos. And MeeGo definitely has future, because it's a free and open OS without the restrictions of Android (not even talking about WP7 here). Not to mention that so far it's the best x86 OS specifically made for tablet PCs (and Intel themselves are primarily manufacturers of x86 architecture computers). The fact that Nokia dropped it means that it could have slower progress, that's all. Plus, their last (and only?) MeeGo phone seems to be a huge success anyway.
    N9 is not a meego phone. It has maemo/harmattan(.deb) os, API compatible with meego(.rpm)(same QT version etc.).

    Been waiting this:
    http://www.gadg.com/2011/08/23/lenov...ego-in-europe/
    But lenovo site says it has windows7 :C

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    agreed with u, micheal, cl33r. Now, if only intel launch the good damn tablets soon, with no-premium price.

    And.. Native appl. will run faster than appl run on top of VM (read: android), no?
    Last edited by t.s.; 09-03-2011 at 10:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag View Post
    Meego died when Nokia abandoned it's Linux aspirations. It's sad and unfortunate, but that's how life works out. I wish it was different.

    Now it is just kinda going along in zombie mode with people refusing to believe it has no future. Intel would do them a favor by publicly announcing they are killing all support.
    That's been my opinion as well, for the most part, but I hope we're wrong. Moblin was a great idea and should've been a really nice touch interface. If that had really been given a bit more support and they had actually gotten some of the embedded people involved (ESPECIALLY car manufacturers) it could've been the embedded version of android except better. Once it became Meego I kinda felt like parties involved lost interest.
    Too bad, but the world is filled with these sorts of projects.

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