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GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative: A Viable Option for Carriers?

Apr 27, 2007, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"I can honestly say without reservation that the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE) is a novel idea, and I certainly support the hard work that has gone behind bringing GNOME to the mobile world. However, I can't help but feel like the desktop Linux world will likely be left out in the cold as their embedded siblings continue to embrace the Microsoft desktop platform. Will this initiative be enough to get developers to finally offer desktop Linux users the options for keeping their data in sync without hours of command line and config file editing? To date, I remain unaware of any successful, user-friendly instances where embedded Linux has given the time of day with regard to easy 'syncability' to desktop Linux. Sure, there are a number of hacks, workarounds and other such solutions, but it's not a simple solution. It just goes to show just how sad this whole thing really is..."

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