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Intel, Nokia Open Source MeeGo OS



On the heels of merging Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin, both Linux-based operating systems, to form MeeGo OS, the two companies have announced they are open sourcing the MeeGo repositories and moving ongoing development work into the open.

The MeeGo distribution infrastructure and the operating system base from the Linux kernel to the OS infrastructure up to the middleware layer. The MeeGo architecture is based on a common core across the different usage models, such as netbooks, handheld, in-vehicle, and connected TV. The MeeGo common core includes the various key subsystems including the core operating system libraries, the comms and telephony services, Internet and social networking services, visual services, media services, data management, device services, and personal services.

The downloaded images will boot into terminal from a USB stick or directly flashed on the device from a Linux PC. The images being made available are: Intel Atom-based netbooks, ARM-based Nokia N900, and Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown). These images can be downloaded from meego.com/downloads. The corresponding package (RPM) repositories are at repo.meego.com/MeeGo and the git source repositories are available at meego.gitorious.org/. Bugzilla is at bugzilla.meego.com/.


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