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Mobile Linux--Less Open, Less Advantage

Jun 25, 2008, 18:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"We had a feeling this might be a big year more for non-desktop Linux, particularly for mobile and embedded uses of the open source OS. This week's deal by Finnish giant Nokia to pay more than $400m for total ownership of Symbian so it can open the OS has stoked the red hot mobile Linux and open source coals, just in time for summer BBQs.

"Our Mobility Research Director Tony Rizzo says the move may help Symbian stay in the game, but he still sees challenges in shedding the 'Nokia's OS' label..."

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