A Review Of MeeGo v1.0: Is It Good Enough For Your Netbook?
Posted on: 06/18/2010 11:41 AM

Make Tech Easier takes a look at MeeGo v1.0

A Review Of MeeGo v1.0: Is It Good Enough For Your Netbook?


MeeGo is a new Linux-based mobile operating system designed through the collaboration of Intel and Nokia developers. The name MeeGo is meant to convey a merging of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. While Maemo was primarily geared toward handheld devices, such as the Nokia N800, N810, and N900 and Moblin was primarily geared toward netbooks, MeeGo aims to touch both markets and more. Among the other markets they hope to reach are in-car consoles, commercial devices for businesses, and tablets.

When I first set out to try MeeGo, I had hoped to boot up the live USB image on my netbook. What I soon discovered, however, is that it would not work. My netbook (an EeePC 1201n) has an Nvidia Ion graphics chipset, which is not supported by MeeGo (along with ATI and Intel GMA 500 chipsets). I further found that my other netbook (EeePC 900) was also not supported because it was a pre-Atom model, and MeeGo only supports Intel Atom processors.



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/a_review_of_meego_v10_is_it_good_enough_for_your_netbook.html)