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OSWeekly: Convergent Linux Platform: Tux for Your Phone

Sep 01, 2006, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manikantan Subramanyam)


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"Until recent years, Linux enjoyed the image of being the operating system of geeks and kernel hackers. This was because Linux was designed from the very beginning by the geeks, for the geeks. Casual and mainstream users found Linux commands and configuration files to be too cryptic and difficult. This was complemented by the fact that, being open source, different vendors used these configuration files differently. They also provided distribution-specific application frameworks. This resulted in some compatibility issues when a software using distribution specific APIs (Application Programming Interface) was used in a different distribution. With growing awareness, this situation is slowly changing. This phenomenon called Fragmentation is still a big problem as far as Linux on mobile devices is concerned. This raises the big question: Why should Linux be used in mobile phones...?"

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