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Reuters: Linux Set to Break Through in Consumer Electronics

Aug 29, 2003, 17:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lucas Van Grinsven)

"Linux, the fast growing and freely available operating system, is set to be the software of choice for future televisions, set top boxes and DVD recorders, consumer electronics executives and specialists said Thursday.

"Linux, currently a software system mostly used to power big servers and personal computers, is also now emerging as a small set of computing code to drive devices like mobile phones, remote controls and TVs.

"The consumer electronics industry has chosen the Linux platform in large numbers. For us, Linux has several advantages,' said Gerard Kleisterlee, Chief Executive at Philips Electronics, Europe's biggest and the world's No. 3 consumer electronics maker..."

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