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OSNews: The Chaos of Incompatibility in Mobile Linux

Jun 29, 2006, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

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"Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.

"'Linux gives manufacturers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) complete control,' Trolltech said today in a UK conference. 'We believe we are just now at the beginning of a revolution' they said afterwards..."

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