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AllLinuxDevices: Linux and Handhelds: Good Match or Sure Failure?

Apr 16, 2001, 16:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Haskin)

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"The wild Linux buzz of a couple of years ago has quieted and the operating system has become established as a server platform and, to a lesser extent, on the desktop. However, the imminent release the Linux-based Agenda VR3 handheld raises the question: Can Linux handhelds succeed?"

"The easy but incomplete answer is that Linux handhelds are doomed because of Palm's stranglehold on the handheld market. Plus, Microsoft is gaining momentum with its Pocket PCs."

"However, the real answer is more complicated since Linux has some tremendous strengths that could make it competitive in the handheld space."

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