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Ext2: Why Linux Must Get Into The Device World

Sep 07, 1999, 16:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Lambert)

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" Before telling you why we need to conquer it, let me tell you what is the device world. A device can be anything: A PC, a set-top box, a wearable computer, a handheld, a portable phone, even a single chip."

"The world today runs on PCs. But the world of tomorrow won't. Why? Simply because of the way companies are moving. Everyone is pushing on the Internet movement, and they all want you and me to be wired at all times, using their own devices and technologies of course."

"Sun introduced last year the Java ring. Handhelds since 1996 are usually based on Windows CE, the closed OS from Microsoft. Web TV is a trademark of Microsoft. A few months ago, Microsoft introduced special devices in China to provide connectivity to people. They were not PCs, they run Windows CE."

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