"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
"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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