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IT-Director: Linux Adoption--It's the Ecology Stupid!

Dec 05, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Bamforth)

"Why should an operating system be important for a mobile phone? It shouldn't, but of course mobile phones are no longer simple voice communicators, they are smart devices capable of many methods of communication and other sophisticated applications. Capable and complex, with a high degree of variety required to meet different market and user needs.

"The handset manufacturers' need to get different types of products quickly to market makes the flexibility of an operating system platform particularly valuable. If they then make the platform visible for adaptation by mobile operators, other third parties or even end users it has essentially become a general purpose mobile computing system..."

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