[PLUG] Nokia to adopt Windows, What's the fate of MeeGo?

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 22:31:44 PST 2011


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
> http://www.businessworld.in/bw/2011_02_11_Nokia_MS_Join_Forces_Against_Google_Apple.html
>
> MeeGo which was a merge of moblin (Intel's Fedora like distro) and Nokia
> Maemo (Debian like distro which runs on Nokia N900 and some of its
> predecessors) was supposed to be the way forward for Nokia smartphones.
>
> If they are dumping this and adopting Windows, that's a sad news for Linux
> community.

This is a good opportunity for Nokia to understand and compare FOSS
with a bad platform. I am sure after some initial pushing to Windows
by the new CEO, technical aspects and licensing issues/costs will take
Nokia back to FOSS platform.

>
> Business-wise is it a step back for them? Time will tell.
>

Few steps back for a big jump forward.

-Sudhanwa



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