MeeGo: MeeGo is the Linux distribution formed when Intel and Nokia merged Moblin and Maemo. It is a mutli-small screen platform interface now under the administration of the Linux Foundation. The interface has a slight learning curve to it. It can be confusing. It will only run on computers using the Intel Atom processor.
MeeGo has been optimized to run on handsets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Installation images of MeeGo 1.1, the latest stable, for all platforms, are available for download here.
Applications on MeeGo
Unity: Unity is the interface on Ubuntu Netbook Edition, and a revamped version will be the default interface on Natty Narwhal, the code name for Ubuntu 11.04. A detailed review of this interface on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition is available here, and some screenshots of the revamped interface on Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 is available here.
Unity has a specific graphic card requirement, and will not run on computers whose graphics card(s) do not meet that requirement.
Places on Unity
If I were to rank these interfaces based on clarity of the design logic, ease of use, and how efficiently they utilize the desktop real estate, the list will take this form:
- KDE Plasma Netbook
- Simple Mode