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Inter@ctive Week: IBM 'Vikings' Seek More Linux Conquests [w/Bluetooth]

Jul 31, 2000, 21:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Linux champion IBM Corp. -- which has become increasingly intent on making Linux pervasive on every platform from handhelds to mainframes -- is now bringing the Bluetooth wireless protocol to the open-source operating system."

"It's time. Bluetooth hasn't really taken off because there aren't all that many Bluetooth applications," said Daniel Jue, manager of IBM's AlphaWorks Web site. "We believe Linux will encourage more developers to write (for Bluetooth)."

"Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology championed by makers of cell phones, PDAs and other devices. So far, Bluetooth devices actually shipping have been few and far between. Yet a growing number of Linux vendors are targeting the embedded market as a hot investment, thus making a Linux Bluetooth port an interesting prospect."

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