MeeGo is a discontinued Linux distribution hosted by the Linux Foundation, using source code from the operating systems Moblin (produced by Intel) and Maemo (produced by Nokia). Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market, MeeGo was designed to act as an operating system for hardware platforms such as netbooks, entry-level desktops, nettops, tablet computers, mobile computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, SmartTV / ConnectedTV, IPTV-boxes, smart phones, and other embedded systems.
|Developer||Nokia, Intel, Linux Foundation|
|OS family||Linux (Unix-like)|
|Working state||Terminated in favor of Tizen. Forked to create Mer.|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||26 May 2010|
|Latest release||220.127.116.11 / 12 July 2012|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Platforms||ARM and x86|
|Kernel type||Linux kernel|
|Several GUIs, see below|
|License||Various, see below|
|Official website||meego.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 8 September 2011)|
Nokia wanted to make MeeGo its primary smartphone operating system in 2010, but after a change in direction it was stopped in February 2011, leaving Intel alone in the project. The Linux Foundation canceled MeeGo in September 2011 in favor of Tizen, which Intel then joined in collaboration with Samsung. A community-driven successor called Mer was formed that year. A Finnish start-up, Jolla, picked up Mer to develop a new operating system: Sailfish OS, and launched Jolla Phone smartphone at the end of 2013. Another Mer derivative called Nemo Mobile was also developed.
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