News.com: Linux makes a move into handhelds
May 05, 2001, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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CNET is reporting a piece of news that might be hopeful for
Linux handheld enthusiasts: next month will mark the first time
research firm IDC tracks Linux in the handheld market.
While the bulk of the report is straightforward enough, it does
dip briefly into a few points sure to rile a few readers:
"In the short term, the biggest obstacle for Linux is that it
doesn't have a governing body to steer the development of the
operating system, according to Burden."
"The same can be said about the development of Linux for PCs.
Linux is open-source software that depends on a community of
developers to expand and update the operating system."