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  • Moblin & Maemo Make Love: Out Comes MeeGo

    Phoronix: Moblin & Maemo Make Love: Out Comes MeeGo

    Over the weekend we started hearing from PR folks that there would be a joint Intel and Nokia news announcement on Monday that would be of interest to us, and today we found out that's indeed the case. The Mobile World Conference is currently taking place in Spain with all sorts of mobile platform announcements coming out for both Microsoft and Linux, but this one announcement today is that Intel and Nokia are joining forces on the mobile front by marrying their platforms together, Moblin and Maemo, respectively...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzk4NQ

  • #2
    All I can say is. WELL DUH!!!

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    • #3
      And I thought the iPad had a bad name...

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      • #4
        I want one now!

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        • #5
          cool, two of my favorites. QT and RPM

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          • #6
            Does anyone else think it sounds like Mister Magoo?

            I wonder if Intel siding with Nokia has anything to do with Nokia's spat with Apple? Especially after Apple chose arm for it's new iToy rather than using the blessed Atom

            I'm a big fan of Qt in general however so it'll be interesting to see where this goes

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            • #7
              That's the begining of Maemo's end I suppose?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Apopas View Post
                That's the begining of Maemo's end I suppose?
                I'm not convinced. If they can motivate the community then moblin will have all the existing Qt KDE & Amarok developers to make mobile interfaces for their software.

                Look at the wonderful work Nokia have put into Koffice to make it compatible with Maemo

                Plus competition is good. Especially serious competition. Nokia mean business. (take a look at IE because of FireFox or FireFox because of Chrome). Even if the project fails it will hopefully make Android and other open platforms better

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                • #9
                  Competition is good, but there is not such a thing between the same company's products.
                  What's the reason for a company to invest in it's two separate Linux mobile solutions?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
                    Competition is good, but there is not such a thing between the same company's products.
                    What's the reason for a company to invest in it's two separate Linux mobile solutions?
                    As far as I'm aware Nokia haven't signed up to use Google Android and have shown no intention of doing so

                    There's a lot on Nokia phones out there. Especially if they can get an OS running on the basic ones using Qt

                    I guess it will directly compete with Android & WinMo and encourage others to join them

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                    • #11
                      I'm not talking about Android.
                      Nokia now has MeGoo and Maemo. Both Linux and both for mobile devices. What's the reason to have both?

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                      • #12
                        I have a feeling MeGoo is replacing Maemo for Nokia and Moblin for Intel - well it isn't even Intels baby any more since FSF got it's mits on it

                        In face has their been any further development of it since Intel let it go?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                          I have a feeling MeGoo is replacing Maemo for Nokia and Moblin for Intel - well it isn't even Intels baby any more since FSF got it's mits on it

                          In face has their been any further development of it since Intel let it go?
                          Actually the Linux Foundation has Moblin. There is a difference. One employs Linus, the other is run by Stallman.

                          I was wanting to get an Android device like the Nexus One or the Zii Egg to use mostly as an MP3 player/web browser, but if a Meego device comes out fast enough I'll certainly get one instead.

                          As a KDE user, I like Qt much more than Gtk, and with Fedora being my second favorite distro (Gentoo is #1), I'm cool with RPMs.

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                          • #14
                            qt and now rpms? kthnxbai 7:

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                            • #15
                              Great move

                              It's great to hear that two nice mobile Linux distros are consolidating into one bigger player. And it's very reasuring that Linux Foundation is governing it, so we can be sure it will stay Free and neutral. Awesome choice of Qt for official toolkit too, currently probably the most advanced and with a lot of activity behind it. As for RPM vs. DEB, well nowdays they are so similar that it is just not worth loosing any hair over this. Now my only hope is that Nokia will reaplace Symbian with this, on all phones

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