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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)


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"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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