I am at the MeeGo Conference in Dublin which takes place at the Aviva stadium from the 15th to 17th (Monday – Wednesday). Also, here are Rafe and Reggie from All About MeeGo and mobile analyst Julien Fourgeaud and together we will be bringing you the latest from the keynotes, sessions and all of the surrounding activities. The MeeGo Conference is the follow up event to what used to be Maemo Summit and is being attended by just over 1000 people.
Phoronix, the well known review and benchmarking blog for Linux users, has published an initial comparison of MeeGo 1.1 versus Ubuntu 10.10 for netbooks. In this test they pitted the two Linux distributions against each other on boot time, power usage, 3D performance, MP3 encoding, and file system performance
The MeeGo development team have just announced the release of the MeeGo SDK 1.1 Beta.
In Spring, Meego 1.0 was released, and today version 1.1 is now available. “The smartphone OS is a combination of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin ,” reported Inquirer’s Spencer Dalziel, “so it’s no wonder that this latest release looks like it was tailor made to fit Nokia’s excellent N900.”
The MeeGo project reached an important milestone today with the release of MeeGo 1.1. It aims to create a solid baseline for both manufacturers and developers to devices and software across a broad range of categories (netbook, handset, IVI and) across both the ARMv7 and Intel Atom chipset architectures
Running MeeGo 1.1 pre-alpha on a Nokia N900
The MeeGo 1.1 images for the N900 have just been released into the wild and are now available for download . But before you get too excited, do keep in mind that MeeGo 1.1 not ready to be used as a primetime OS on the N900 and that the images have been released following a release cycle, rather than waiting for everything to mature first.