Computex: Intel says MeeGo OS ready to roll

Summary:Intel has released more details and the deployment roadmap for the company's MeeGo OS, highlighting its desire for consumers to start utilizing the open source platform.

TAIPEI--Intel has released more details and the deployment roadmap for the company's MeeGo operating system (OS), highlighting its desire for consumers to start utilizing the open source platform.

During his keynote here Wednesday at Computex 2010, Peter Biddle, director of Intel's AppUp products and services, noted that while he is "no longer worried" about attracting developers to create content for the MeeGo platform, it is consumer adoption that now preoccupies his thoughts. "We need more consumers!" he declared.

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MeeGo version 1.0 was unveiled last week and the chipmaker said netbooks running the OS will be made available via partnering PC makers later in the year.

An updated iteration of the OS will be made available every six months, and the upcoming refresh in October will see MeeGo fitted out for tablets and handheld devices, noted Douglas Fisher, vice president of Intel's software and services group, who was also a speaker at the keynote presentation.

Intel is also betting on its AppUp Center, which aggregates software for netbooks, to help create a computing experience that users seek.

For more on this story, read Intel seeks consumers for MeeGo on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Hardware, Intel, Laptops, Mobility, Open Source, Tablets

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