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MeeGo for Netbooks released !

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The Intel- and Nokia-backed MeeGo project released version 1.0 of an open source operating system optimized for Intel Atom-based netbooks. MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks -- which we found to be speedy -- comprises Google's Chrome browser, Nokia's Qt 4.6, plus a variety of other tools, and will be followed next month by a handset version, says the project.

Intel and Nokia announced the MeeGo platform in February. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, MeeGo combines two open source Linux projects: the Intel-backed Moblin and Nokia's Maemo distribution, as well as Nokia's Qt application framework.

In early April, the project released some early MeeGo code and announced reference platforms, including Intel Atom-based netbooks, the ARM Cortex-A8- and Maemo-based Nokia N900 smartphone, and Aava Mobile's Moorestown-based Aava phone design. Later that month, the project announced a wide range of supporting partners.

MeeGo Netbook Myzone main screen :

A MeeGo Handset "environment" will be announced in June, but apparently without touch support. Meanwhile, a MeeGo 1.1 release is due for October, supporting touch-enabled handsets, tablets, and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, says the project.

The development tree for MeeGo v1.1 is now open, says the project, and various components of the v1.1 tree, including the Handset user experience, will be available in June.

MeeGo Myzone social networking features and running applications :

Meego Netbook features are said to include:
1)Instant access to synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files, and real-time social networking updates through the home screen
2)Aggregation of social networking content on one screen, including status updates.
3)Google's Chrome or open source Chromium browser (the Handset experience will offer Mozilla's Firefox Mobile "Fennec")
4)Email, calendar, and media player apps
5)Support for Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, English, and British English

In addition to releasing MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks, optimized for Intel Atom-based netbooks, the MeeGo project has released the MeeGo v1.0 core software platform for the Nokia N900. The core platform, which also underscores the netbook version, is said to include:
1)Linux kernel based on 2.6.33
2)DeviceKit and udev for interacting with hardware devices
3)2D/3D graphics stack including Kernel Mode Setting, non-root X
4)Connman connection manager
5)Ofono telephony stack
6)BlueZ Bluetooth
7)Qt 4.6
8)Universal Plug and Play (gUPnP)
9)Media frameworks
10)Btrfs filesystem as default

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