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ZDNet UK: SuSE Linux goes handheld

Jan 04, 2001, 14:43 (3 Talkback[s])
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"PocketPC better look out, Linux is making a play for the handheld arena. Suse -- Europe's leading distributor of the Linux operating system -- plans a strong drive towards mobile and embedded computing in coming months, sources said Wednesday."

"There is massive interest in Linux on next generation handhelds like the iPAQ and other high performance handheld devices that have been announced," says the source. "SuSE is planning to use this as its entry point into the embedded market."

"The source says that SuSE will use handheld computing as a springboard to reach other areas where software is embedded into hardware and used to power myriad devices. The source also says that SuSE is likely to look for help in getting into handheld computing. "The key factor for the success of such a project is a solid business model around it and a strong strategic partner to get things started," says the source."

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