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Re: [tlug] MeeGo? Netvertibles?

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Christian Horn <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 07:45:42PM -0600, David J Iannucci wrote:
>> One thing I've discovered in this process is a Linux distro(?) called
>> MeeGo which seems to be the Linux world's answer to a tablet OS. Looks
>> interesting. Anyone know where it stands and have any thoughts on
>> whether I should hang any hopes on it?
> Nokia sells the N900 smartphone in Europe, running Maemo.  MeeGo was
> planned as successor, to run on ARM and intel.  Nokia now made a big
> contract with Microsoft, leaving the future of MeeGo for smartphones
> unclear.  Yet I hear some others jumped onto the MeeGo train, looking
> at it for in car electronics and so on.
> For tablet/touchscreen usage probably Android is much more interesting,
> wider userbase, more applications and the OS is better developed.
> Christian

Nokia just released the new N9 today, which actually runs Meego.
Here is the product page:

Looks like a pretty sweet little piece of tech, although as a smart
phone it's not exactly going to replace a laptop, but that should give
you an idea of what Meego can be. Hopefully Intel keeps up support on
Meego and comes out with a Thinktab or some such thing.


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