Linux Foundation pitches Linux for free netbooks from mobile carriers
Jul 01, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Owen Fletcher)
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"The move by carriers to sell netbooks at a discount
and seek revenue from later application downloads is an opportunity
for Linux, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation,
said at a Beijing forum. He urged Chinese and global companies to
consider offering devices and download stores based on Linux.
"But while Linux has some advantages, user habits and slim
software offerings on the operating system mean Windows will
continue to dominate on netbooks in the near term, said Jack Gold,
an analyst at J. Gold Associates."
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