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Opinion: Death Knell Heard for Microsoft and Really all Proprietary Efforts

Jun 27, 2009, 20:18 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Hodgin)

"Companies do not want to be tied to the exclusivity of Microsoft, a company that is slow to change, offers minimal improvements and has a high expense (both to their customers, and to us the end-consumers)."

"Intel has recently put its full R&D weight behind Moblin 2.x, a Debian-based version of Linux branched off of Fedora (Ubuntu is also Debian-based). This Linux-based software give the user a very unique experience for their netbooks. It makes the devices usable, is forward-thinking for future touch-screens, and can be scaled up easily to a full desktop version with the same functionality."

"And today, I read on DigiTimes that four major telecom carriers in Europe are abandoning plans to move forward with Windows-mobile based handhelds, opting instead for Google's Android handset. This effort includes Vodaphone, T-Mobile, Orange and Telefonica/O2, with products from High Tech Computer, Samsung, Motorola and Huawei Technologies. In short, this is no small movement away from Windows, but rather a huge push."

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