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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Intel has revealed that it is developing a variant of the Linux-based MeeGo operating system that will run on conventional desktop and laptop computers. This move could substantially broaden MeeGo's scope, transforming it from a mobile platform into a general purpose Linux distro.
Intel's newly disclosed plan to bring MeeGo to desktop computers could fundamentally change the formula. According to a report by IDG that cites Intel software and services VP Doug Fisher, Intel is going to support MeeGo on budget Atom-based desktop computers and is also planning to release a version that will run on higher-end systems with standard Core chips.