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developerWorks: Zaurus Pioneers Embedded Linux

Dec 16, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

"George Santayana once said, 'Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.' But in the computer design industry, it seems, this warning has gone unheeded. Companies often repeat the mistakes, lessons, and improvements of previous systems.

"When the first announcements came out that a new Sharp Zaurus would 'run Linux,' the Linux community was abuzz with fascination and rumors. Years later, there are still handheld devices running Linux that draw inspiration and ideas from Sharp's work, even though the Linux-based Zaurus has faded to obscurity in the U.S. market..."

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