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E-Commerce Times: Lineo and Samsung Deliver Linux-Driven Internet Access

Feb 25, 2000, 23:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Embedded Linux software developer Lineo, Inc. has announced a strategic relationship with Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. to advance market options for low-cost Internet access."

"Under the terms of the agreement, which was announced Thursday at a ceremony in Seoul, Korea, Samsung will tap Lineo's Embedix operating system for use in its embedded Internet appliances. The companies will also partner on education, sales and marketing efforts...."

"The project, which is Samsung's first involvement with Linux, will attempt to tap into what could be a potentially explosive market. According to Dataquest, 2.5 percent of the 4.8 billion microprocessors sold internationally in 1998 were installed in PCs, making the embedded systems market 40 times larger than the PC-specific market."

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