"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
"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."