"...Yet the consortium does want its operating system to be the
OS of choice: "We are trying to get together to create a process so
that a de facto standard will emerge," said John Cheuck, the
group's vice chairman."
"The reconcilliation between these two perspectives is that the
new OS will simply become the standard version of Linux used by
members, as opposed to the standard OS, period. Even Cheuck
admitted that more than one standard will exist in the market."
"In short, Bill Gates isn't going to lose much sleep over
this. And while it's broadly good news for the Linux world, as an
embedded OS the consortium's code is unlikely to have much of a
public profile when it's finally used in devices, unless the
consortium promotes it as a platform, like Microsoft does with
CE. That's possible, but given the apparent reticence of the
participants to back the project fully - ie. by declaring it their
prime OS - unlikely.
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