Metasys Announces MeeGo-Based Operating System

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 15:46
 

Metasys is One of First Operating Systems to Run the MeeGo v1.0 Open Source Platform

 

COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 1, 2010 – Today, International Syst announced plans to deliver Metasys MeeGo, an operating system based on the MeeGo v1.0 software platform. Announced earlier this year, MeeGo combines Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo open source projects into one Linux-based software platform hosted by the Linux Foundation.

The Metasys MeeGo is an operating system specifically created to support the didactic requirements of the educational process and the new generation of Intel-powered convertible classmate PC, a portable computer for students designed by Intel®.

The new operating system has an innovative youth-focused user interface optimized for social media interaction. Designed to support 1:1 e-learning, Metasys MeeGo allows students to work together, exchange information and review learning materials in a collaborative way.

Metasys MeeGo includes significant feature additions and improvements, including enhanced browser functionality and plug-in support, user interface enhancements, support for 3G data connections, Bluetooth device management, an integrated application installer, and an educational media installer with greater performance and stability.

Since the beginning of the classmate PC project, Metasys and Intel have worked together on the development of an educational solution for the Linux environment, currently used in several countries. Now, Metasys announces a MeeGo-based operating system and aligns its strategy of developing the educational platform for the Intel-powered classmate PC. The company expects to offer an innovative open software operating system for the next generation of computing devices,” said Paulo Neuenschwander Maciel, CEO of Metasys.

MeeGo offers developers a common operating system environment across multiple hardware platforms in a wide range of computing devices, including netbooks, pocketable mobile computers, tablets, next-generation smartphones, Internet-connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Classmate PCs powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor are compelling devices for the education market,” said Doug Fisher, vice president Intel Software and Services Group. “These educationally-focused devices, running operating systems like MetaSys MeeGo, will assist teachers in creating an exciting and engaging learning environment for their students.”

Metasys MeeGo will be available in June, 2010.


About International Syst

International Syst’s flagship product, Metasys, is a leading open-source software solution fully compliant with Intel’s classmate PC initiative. The company is an active participant in the information and communication technologies digital literacy initiative. The product of over seven years of research and development, Metasys is used by more than 2.5 million students at more than 4,600 public schools worldwide, representing more than 70,000 student workstations and more than 11,000 servers in several countries. For more information on Metasys, visit www.metasys.com.br.


About the MeeGo Project

The MeeGo project combines Intel’s Moblin™ and Nokia’s Maemo projects into one Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks and entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, media phones and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. For consumers, MeeGo will offer innovative application experiences that they can take from device to device. The MeeGo project is hosted by the Linux Foundation. For more information on MeeGo, visit www.meego.com.


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