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OfB.biz: OfB Open Choice Awards 2003

Sep 22, 2003, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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"While some of these choices will undoubtedly be controversial, we hope that you'll appreciate our selections and find our picks helpful in making deployment decisions. Many of our selections this year are returning favorites from last year's premier of the Open Choice awards, but you will also find a few new names throughout. Without further ado, let us present this year's Open Choice winners.

"Best Embedded Offering: TrollTech Qtopia Palmtop Environment

"Over the past few years TrollTech has been quietly building up its solution for a market that is very hostile to those whose names aren't PalmSource or Microsoft. The PDA software market is difficult to enter, but TrollTech's harnessing of the advantages of Free Software to build their solution on top of embedded GNU/Linux has caused a number of small and large companies to choose Qtopia. Sharp's Zaurus is the best-known entry, but others exist, including an upcoming PDA that will serve as the high-end model for Royal's Linea line of systems..."

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