Meego how about you?

In case you missed it Intel and Nokia have combined their Open Source(think Linux but not really) operating systems into a new OS called Meego.  Do you wonder what that means?  Here is a link to InternetNews.com that makes an attempt to answer the question.  The why of this quesiton is pretty simple.  Intel doesn't want Google to be the Microsoft of the mobile phone OS world.  They lost control of the path of DOS and it's why they keep having to make Backwards compatible chips to the original x86 line.  For Nokia it's just what they need to start making inroads into the US Smart Phone Market.  So while it seems to be a strange partnership, the long term goal for both companies is aligned and has to be making sure that neither Apple or Google controls the Smart Phone Market.  Will this new OS be able to overtake the current power houses?  Only time will tell.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.