"Look out PalmOS and Windows CE, here comes Linux."
"That's the warning given the two most-used personal digital
assistant (PDA) operating systems as a flood of mobile devices
based on the popular open source Linux OS reach mobile
"When you buy a PalmPilot or Windows CE-based handheld computer,
part of the $300-$400 price is the license fee both Palm and
Microsoft charge for their mobile operating systems. Manufacturers
are drawn to Linux's no-fee alternative."
"Since the PDA market operates in the margin, analysts say,
eliminating the $10-$15 for each WinCE or $20 for Palm means units
can be sold with the same features but for much less."
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