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CNNfn: Japan gets Linux fever: Sony, Toshiba head 23-company group developing Linux operating system

Jul 13, 2000, 07:31 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Toshiba Corp, Sony Corp and 21 other Japanese electronic and software firms said on Thursday they have agreed to jointly develop a Linux-based operating system (OS) for digital electronics products."

"The move aims to cut hefty development costs by creating an industry-standard OS for use in goods such as mobile phones and car navigation systems, a consortium spokesman said."

"We will call for other companies in Japan and from overseas to participate in the consortium," he said."

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