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10 (or so) of the Best Mobile Linux Apps

Apr 09, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)

"The coolest thing about mobile Linux is that hey, it's basically Linux. Developers used to Linux will find themselves at home with mobile Linux (especially if targeting x86). And, familiar Linux apps can probably run fine on a mobile Linux system, too.

"Linux's scalability from "devices-to-desktops" contrasts with other popular mobile platforms:

* Microsoft Windows CE (now officially "Embedded Compact") is an RTOS (real-time OS) fundamentally different than Microsoft Windows. That goes for CE derivatives, too, like Windows Mobile and NavReady. Microsoft does use Windows in a few device products, like its POSReady stack for ATM machines and cash registers. But for the most part, Microsoft's OS strategy is split between separate mobile and sessile OSes. Could that hurt them, as devices and PCs converge?"

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