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OSNews: Mini-Editorial: The Missed Opportunity of Linux

Apr 05, 2005, 03:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"The future is mobile. That much we know for sure. But it seems that the operating system world in this market is being rapidly taken over by--again--Microsoft. The new smart phones are are using WinCE, Symbian or Palm. Linux has barely 1% of this new, smartphone market.

"If Linux visionaries had seen the writing on the wall in early 2000 (e.g. MontaVista, Red Hat's embedded division and even Familiar) and contribute towards a united, powerful, usable and most importantly, properly marketed Linux phone/PDA edition, things might have been different now..."

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