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AMD Joins Up With Intel & Nokia On MeeGo Linux

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Published on 15 November 2010 03:26 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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The first-ever MeeGo conference is going on this week in Dublin, Ireland and from that event that's about furthering this open-source mobile/embedded Linux distribution founded by Intel and Nokia, AMD has announced they want in on this Linux lovechild too. They have officially announced from Dublin they have joined the MeeGo project and will begin contributing to this OS that targets netbooks, smart-phones, in-vehicle computer systems, and other embedded devices.

MeeGo was born last year out of Intel and Nokia wedding Moblin and Maemo, to combine their mobile Linux software efforts with the backing of the Linux Foundation and others. As far as what AMD will be bringing to the table for MeeGo, the press release states that Advanced Micro Devices will be providing engineering resources, but it didn't elaborate on any technical details.

MeeGo 1.1 was released just last month and the 1.2 release is expected next April. Let's hope AMD's Fusion platform will begin playing well with MeeGo.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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