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IT-Director: Linux--The Openwave Alternative

Sep 30, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When you're a mobile user, operating systems don't matter. Or at least they shouldn't affect your buying decisions in the way they affect those of an IT manager. The more important items on your mind are likely to be usability, style and battery life. So why are there suddenly several important players talking about their plans for mobile open source Unix, Linux? Recently Motorola, and now Openwave Systems Inc at the DEMOmobile 2003 conference in La Jolla, Southern California.

"Openwave announced the availability of their Phone Suite Version 7 (V7) for Linux at the conference. V7 for Linux has been validated and works with MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition (CEE). This operating system includes advanced features applicable to the mobile device space such as dynamic power management, rapid boot time, and close integration with the supported hardware platforms..."

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