"After three months of development, the 1.0 release of the MeeGo
open source Linux mobile operating system is now available. MeeGo
is joint effort led by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK)
that was first announced in February.
"MeeGo combines elements of Intel's Moblin Linux with Nokia's
Maemo Linux effort into a new mobile operating system that can be
used for netbooks, handheld devices and other mobile applications.
The initial MeeGo 1.0 release is only available for netbooks, with
a MeeGoo handset version planned for a June release.
""This release provides developers with a stable core foundation
for application development and a rich user experience for
Netbooks," Imad Sousou, director of Intel's open source technology
center, wrote in a mailing list posting.
"At the core of the MeeGo release is a Linux 2.6.33 kernel.
Ironically, the 2.6.33 kernel was the first kernel to drop support
for the rival Google Android operating system and its associated
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