From Moblin to MeeGo to Tizen, Oh My!

October 4, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: TechNewsWorld

It seems like just yesterday that Linux Girl was chuckling over the choice of “MeeGo” as the name for the merger between Maemo and Moblin, and now here we are all over again.

“Who named these platforms, a Lord of the Rings fan with a speech impediment?” Slashdot blogger goldaryn wondered back then, and the observation is still apt today.

Tizen is the latest member of this Tolkienesque family, of course, thanks to the new effort led by Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Samsung. Asus reportedly stands loyal to MeeGo, but even the Linux Foundation appears ready to put it out to pasture.

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