A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

I’ve been using the Linux Maemo for quite a while with my Nokia N900 and I love it a lot, so the words “Linux Meego” definitely sparks my interest as a replacement for the aged Linux OS for mobile devices.

This video was recorded at a casual get-together event organized by Intel Malaysia, meeting Prakash Mallya ( Intel Malaysia Country Manager, Sales and Marketing ) and also a chance to experience (for a short while) – MeeGo, a Linux-based operating system designed for the next generation of computing devices including netbooks, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, tablets and more. šŸ™‚

*I’ll add more details later but for now – this is as it is, no image banner because something screwed up as I’ve been changing motherboards lately. blahhhhh, might be a long night. kthxbai. (Yay! fixed!)

Not easy doing that video, left hand on DSLR. right hand on touch pad….. and view through the DSLR’s LCD! Tough!

First Impressions

Yet another OS with many things simplified. 3 things noted :
a) Application Store? With Apple and Google’s store already in place, and Nokia’s Ovi which I have no idea how well it’s doing as I didn’t like it at all to begin with. Hopefully this one would be decent.
b) No Shutdown / Power Off button on the OS. Rather odd, considering every single OS out there including the many Linux variants have it.
c) OS seems responsive despite being on a netbook

Event Photos

The event was held at Marmalade, Bangsar Village II.

A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

The media table (well, 1 huge joined table. Media only)

A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

Prakash Mallya ( Intel Malaysia Country Manager, Sales and Marketing ) responding to a fellow member of the media.

A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

Prakash Mallya with the Asus Eee PC that’s running the Linux MeeGo OS.

A Brief Encounter with Linux Meego

Whatever Else…….

Looks like we’ll be having Intel-powered mobile devices in the future, aiming for something that consumes less power without sacrificing much processing power – the Linux MeeGo seems to be the choice OS.

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