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08 July 2010, 09:57

MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks updated

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MeeGo Logo Intel and Nokia have issued the first update to version v1.0 of the MeeGo Core Software Platform and the MeeGo Netbook User Experience, released in late May. According to a post on the MeeGo Community blog by Intel Community Manager for MeeGo Dawn Foster, the first update includes more than 100 bug fixes that improve the operating system's overall stability, compatibility and security.

Version 1.0.1 of MeeGo for netbooks is based on version of the Linux kernel and features improvements to USB memory recognition and 3D graphics performance. Other changes include various browser enhancements, email client updates and better visuals. Full support for GNOME proxy configuration in the media player and more control over DNS settings have also been added.

The Linux-based distribution for mobile devices is the result of the February decision to merge Intel's Moblin platform and Nokia's Maemo platform under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. The first major update to MeeGo, version 1.1, is scheduled to arrive in October of this year, adding support for touch screen devices and car infotainment systems.

More details about the update can be found in the MeeGo v1.0.1 Core OS Update and MeeGo v1.0.1 Netbook Update change logs. Users currently running MeeGo 1.0 should receive an update notification to upgrade to the latest release. Alternatively, users can manually check for updates by navigating to Applications -> System Tools -> Update System.

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