Nov 24, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Android might get all the headlines, but MeeGo, the
little Linux that could, may yet become an important Linux for your
phones, netbooks, tablets, and cars.
"I always liked Moblin, Intel's embedded Linux, and I thought
that Nokia's Maemo was interesting, but really did the world need
yet another embedded Linux operating system? I thought not, and
neither did they. The two technology giants, with the help of the
Linux Foundation, merged the two together to create MeeGo.
"At this point, you might be wondering, "What about Android?"
You know, the number one with a bullet embedded Linux that is now
selling faster than Apple's iOS devices and eating RIM's Blackberry
for lunch? Well, yes, there is that, but there just might be enough
room for two important Linux distributions for devices. At least,
MeeGo's supporters are certainly hoping that's the case."