MeeGo
is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel)
and Maemo (by Nokia). Its aim is to merge the efforts of Intel on
Moblin and of Nokia on Maemo
into one project. It is hosted by the Linux Foundation. According to
Intel, MeeGo was developed because Microsoft did not offer
comprehensive Windows 7 support for the Atom processor.

MeeGo
is intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms including
handhelds, in-car devices, netbooks and televisions.All platforms share
the MeeGo core, with different “User Experience” (“UX”) layers for each
type of device.

MeeGo provides support for both ARM and Intel x86 processors with SSSE3 enabled [6] and uses btrfs as the default file system.

MeeGo for netbooks comes in two versions: one with Google Chrome (closed source) and one with Chromium (open source). For a media player, MeeGo comes with Banshee 1.0 for MeeGo (which has just been released):

(Banshee 1.0 for MeeGo)
As an email client, MeeGo is using Evolution Express, a new Evolution interface especially designed for small screens:

(Evolution Express)
For
VoIP, IM, and presence functionality, MeeGo uses Telepathy. Telepathy
is a D-Bus based framework that unifies all supported protocols of real
time communication, including, but not limited to, instant messaging,
IRC, voice and video over IP, and cellular calls.
(Meego File Manager)

Other useful technical info: MeeGo uses BTRFS
as the default filesystem (but you can use a different filesystem if
you want), PackageKit for package management, Tracker for indexing,
meta-data extraction, and search capabilities for a variety of data
types, including media files, and documents and PulseAudio for the
sound.

(MeeGo Network Panel)
ConnMan (which is sponsored by both Intel and Nokia) is used for connection management – application which Ubuntu will also use for its 10.10 Netbook Edition, as well as Telephony APIs (oFono) for telephony services.

Users who want to download it themselves can obtain the disk image from the MeeGo website. For additional details, see the official release announcement and release notes.

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