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Monday, 21 February 2011 11:50

Intel committed to MeeGo

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Could earn a few bucks
Not only is Intel staying committed to MeeGo, but we also heard from Intel’s mouth that it actually can make a few bucks from it.

Nokia is out and Intel is not happy that the decaying Finnish mobile manufacturer opted out from the project and went for Windows Phone 7, but Intel is committed to continue on its own.

There are plenty of Taiwanese manufacturers who won’t have much choice other than to embrace MeeGo in order to get better deals on the rest of the portfolio but even with this power, we don’t see much future for the OS.

An Intel employee told us that for a full blown optimised and application packed MeeGo, Intel can make a few bucks and end users can download vanilla edition for free. The choice is yours.

With Windows 8 mobile coming as early as Q1 2012, Android 3 getting really strong in this year, HP remains committed to Palm OS and Blackberry OS, there aren’t that many chances for MeeGo. Let’s wait and see how this plays out for Intel.
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+11 #1 Peter Ong 2011-02-21 13:08
Nokia should continue on MeeGO while venturing into Windows Mobile, just like Samsung didn't abandon Bada while focus on Android. Dropping Meego altogether is 'irresponsible' (pls consider existing users).
 
 
+7 #2 dan 2011-02-21 13:36
Quoting Peter Ong:
(pls consider existing users).


WHAT existing users?
 
 
+7 #3 Ferrum Master 2011-02-21 20:54
Quoting dan:
Quoting Peter Ong:
(pls consider existing users).


WHAT existing users?


For example me... and the whole Maemo.org community...
 
 
0 #4 hoohoo 2011-02-23 22:45
Meh.

Sticking a MeeGo/Maemo smartphone-style user interface on a netbook or low end notebook is a stupid idea. Just as stupid an idea as is Win7 Starter edition.

Intel still thinks it can control what the specs of a netbook - form factor and/or price - PC may be. Intel is mistaken.

Ontario & Brazos are going to school Intel in humility.

My Acer 522 with 4GB RAM upgrade runs Win7 Enterprise nicely, and it runs OpenSuSE 11.3 nicely. Given that, why would I ever ever ever settle for MeeGo/Maemo idiot dashboard user interface?
 
 
0 #5 hoohoo 2011-02-23 23:02
Quoting Ferrum Master:
...


Embrace the "start menu" in all it's Win/Mac OS 10/KDE/Gnome/LXDE/XFCE forms.

It is better and more flexible than MeeGo/Maemo "here is the single icon you may choose with which to invoke your one single and only application for a given activity".

And it sucks up fewer pixels on the screen.

A Linux distro targetted at light weight machines is fantastic: lowering resource requirements does not require making the UI stupid and inflexible.

If KDE/Gnome/LXDE/XFCE are too heavy, then consider straight up Openbox and variants... those are very light indeed on resources.
 

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