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  • Intel Releases MeeGo 1.2 With Netbook UX

    Phoronix: Intel Releases MeeGo 1.2 With Netbook UX

    Intel, now without the support of Nokia, has released their MeeGo 1.2 Linux-based operating system. The MeeGo 1.2 core release targets Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures and is meant to serve as a baseline for device vendors and software developers to base their work upon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTQ2Mg

  • #2
    n900 version isn't supposed to released yet

    The n900 1.2 beta is coming out 25.05.
    Stable version is coming sometime in june.

    "Summer release" by end of June, targets are to be refined based on beta achievement and community activity.
    source: http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900

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    • #3
      The is an official N900 port which Engineers from Nokia are working on http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/DeveloperEdition

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      • #4
        tegra 250 abominations

        can it be installed on Toshiba AC100 and alike ? android sucks, old android sucks more and unmaintained nvidia blobs suck the most. a good OS, like this would make that tegra bullshit worth something.
        too bad there is no non-tegra ARMv7 PC portables at least, none i know of.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dfx. View Post
          can it be installed on Toshiba AC100 and alike ? android sucks, old android sucks more and unmaintained nvidia blobs suck the most. a good OS, like this would make that tegra bullshit worth something.
          too bad there is no non-tegra ARMv7 PC portables at least, none i know of.
          You'd have to do some hacking to compile all the Netbook UX for ARM (that's only available for x86) and compile the kernel, adding the tegra specific drivers (I think their video drivers are binary only??). It should be doable as all meego code is open-source, would be an interesting project.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dfx. View Post
            ...
            too bad there is no non-tegra ARMv7 PC portables at least, none i know of.
            These guys have an awesome looking ARM netbook http://alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm I hear they've had a lot of problems with production though, so their latest devices are yet to be delivered to any customers.

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            • #7
              What's so bad about Android?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by brent View Post
                What's so bad about Android?
                I wouldn't want to have Android on a netbook. Fully featured OS please ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by matthewbpt View Post
                  You'd have to do some hacking to compile all the Netbook UX for ARM (that's only available for x86) and compile the kernel, adding the tegra specific drivers (I think their video drivers are binary only??). It should be doable as all meego code is open-source, would be an interesting project.
                  so, MeeGo team officially not even working on "netbook" UX for ARM ?
                  too bad but real issue still nvidia's binaries. most people orgasm and splurge their shit all over the place about divine happiness given by Nvidia when topic is software support for GPUs. but with tegra you fucked as much as if it were VIA's GPU.
                  you use binaries for android's 2.2 kernel (2.6.29?) and some of its userspace or you use vesa (nouveau also has 0 support for tegras). and it's not only for GPU. tegra is a name of entire board and there is some other stuff which is controlled only by obsolete binaries. and by the way, no android 3.x support either.
                  nice, huh ?

                  Originally posted by matthewbpt View Post
                  These guys have an awesome looking ARM netbook http://alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm I hear they've had a lot of problems with production though, so their latest devices are yet to be delivered to any customers.
                  awesome ! i always dreamed about thing like this (Touch Book) but didn't thought it actually existed. this is ideal PC portable ! this is how this it suppose to look like.

                  give me this thing with MeeGo or Opensuse on-board, give me N900 (or better, theirs improved and updated successor-versions) with MeeGo and my tech-craving is satisfied for years to come ! and i would buy one for every family member too. hell, i would pimp it to everyone, that would be ideal picks for laptop-like and phone-like segments respectfully.

                  ...ah, but, of course, this one is a little outdated, GPU support is questionable too, as quantity of binary components needed (how good it be with modern Free distribution like Opensuse or Ubuntu or with tuned MeeGo actually ?) and Nokia's R&D is in a middle of destruction, N900's successor, probably, cancelled and its software support is lacking (no OTG without crutches, wtf ?).
                  and the market is filled with useless, electricity-wasting, artificially-obsolescent-via-abandonware/blobs bullcrap in both segments ! whoopty-fucking-doo >:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by matthewbpt View Post
                    I wouldn't want to have Android on a netbook. Fully featured OS please ...
                    Meego is a full-featured OS? It seems to have almost similar restrictions as Android...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by brent View Post
                      Meego is a full-featured OS? It seems to have almost similar restrictions as Android...
                      The netbook version is fully featured. It is just a slightly different shell, but any program that is able to run on say Fedora or Ubuntu can be packaged for Meego Netbook UX. So yes I would say it's a fully featured linux distribution. In fact you should be able to install any rpm's packaged for Fedora on it, so you have the entire RPM Fusion repos to use.

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                      • #12
                        I bought into maemo years ago with the Nokia N770 and N800 tablets. I would have gotten a N900 except Nokia went and turned it into a phone . Nokia never totally committed into the open source strategy, mismanaged what they had committed and basically let apple and google catch up and walk all over them.

                        MeeGo look to have a lot of potential but was all for nothing once the M$ alliance thing came about. Though my next mobile device will likely be android based, I really hope they can keep development going, more competition & innovation means faster evolution and more choices for us consumers.

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                        • #13
                          I lost interest when Intel and Nokia merged Moblin and Maemo. Moblin was looking pretty nice in terms of a software stack (Gtk, Clutter, etc). Then Nokia had to get involved and push their baby, Qt. In hindsight it was a sabotage.

                          Oh lol, how timely "Intel: Our Nokia Partnership Was a Mistake" :

                          http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Nokie-In...ews-11238.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by brent View Post
                            Meego is a full-featured OS? It seems to have almost similar restrictions as Android...
                            I've tried Meego back when it was still Moblin, and it seemed pretty full featured to me.. I was able to install packages from the commandline (not sure if there was a gui tool because I usually don't install packages from gui), oh, and there's functional terminal with all the GNU utilities.. That's what Android lacks! Featureful terminal with all those gnu utilities!

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                            • #15
                              Hmm nokia will release N9/N950 or what the heck the name will be probably in this summer. It will be powered with maemo/harmattan OS so still no official meego phone from nokia.
                              http://thenokiablog.com/2011/05/17/nokia-n9-teaser/

                              It look nice though...

                              Quim Gill supposed to introduce harmattan in San Francisco Meego conference may 23. to 25., but session were declined by authors.
                              http://sf2011.meego.com/program/sess...eego-community

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