MeeGo

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Overview

MeeGo is a new Linux distribution targeting "platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones." It is the result of merging "the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity."

It uses the RPM packaging system, but is not based on any other Linux distribution. It favors the Qt GUI framework, but GTK+ is fully supported as well. Existing Linux desktop applications need only very minor alteration to port them to MeeGo.

MeeGo has considerable support from mobile hardware vendors and various types of open-source software companies. It is in many ways a direct competitor to Android.

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