"The Linux-based MeeGo mobile operating system faces an
uncertain future amid rumors that Intel plans to back away from the
platform. The troubled open source software project has failed to
gain broad industry support and appears to be slowing down in the
face of weak demand and declining engagement from its backers.
"Intel denied the rumors today, saying that it is still 'fully
committed' to MeeGo and intends to continue developing the platform
while searching for new partners. Intel's 'commitment' doesn't mean
much in practice, however, because the company's development
efforts to date have done little to advance the project. Unless
Intel can attract a partner that is better equipped to produce
consumer-facing software, MeeGo doesn't have much of a future as a
discrete mobile platform."