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IDG.net.nz: Will Linux find a home in handhelds?

Mar 12, 2002, 12:25 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerald Wee)

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"Linux is making inroads into the PDA market with a number of handheld companies announcing support for the open source operating system. Lineo, which supplies the operating environment for a number of mobile devices, is upbeat about both its and the open source operating system's prospects in the handheld devices space.

While new to a market which already has established giants Palm and Microsoft operating systems battling it out for market share, Ishrat Hakim, Lineo's vice president Asia-Pacific sales and corporate development, believes Linux has the ability to hold its own in this ultra-competitive arena.

This confidence is in spite of research from Gartner noting that the worldwide Linux PDA market share in 2001 represented a mere 0.2% of the 13.11 million units shipped in total."

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