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Oct 28, 2003, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While Linux continues to make inroads into the personal computer and network markets--thanks to a heavy push by big firms like IBM--a handful of firms in the consumer electronics (CE) industry are also pushing hard to standardize on the open-source OS.

"More than 75 companies now have joined the CE Linux Forum (CELF)--formed almost two years ago by Sony and Matsushita--to promote Linux-based digital CE products. Some of the other CE companies involved in the forum--which officially launched in June of this year--are NEC, Hitachi, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.

"CELF's main activities include defining requirements for emerging technologies, collaborating on development strategies and promoting proliferation of Linux-based digital electronics in the CE industry..."

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