Moblin/Maemo Linux Successor, MeeGo, Finally Available for Testing

I ran into a very odd problem after upgrading my Acer Aspire One netbook to Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 last year:

Unlikely, But Did Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Kill My Acer Aspire One Battery?

I should have tested this idea by reinstalling the odd Linux variant Acer shipped with the Aspire One or even Windows XP. But, I was, honestly, too busy to deal with it at the time. So, my Aspire One has been sitting around essentially useless since mid-December.

Intel’s Moblin didn’t interest me. And Google’s Chrome/Chromium OS is too immature to use productively. I’ve been waiting for MeeGo (which combines and succeeds both Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo) to provide a “try-able” release since its announcement.

Kevin Tofel’s item on jkOnTheRun let me know that this is the case now.

First MeeGo Builds Available for Netbooks, Handhelds

Normally, I’d plan on downloading and testing it over the weekend. But, this weekend is no ordinary weekend. This is the weekend the iPad arrives. So, I suspect, my MeeGo testing will have to wait for a few more weekends.