"Linux has proved popular as well on a new crop of
smarter devices -- be they phones, TVs or set-top boxes -- that
have captured software developers' imaginations. The new products
they build will undoubtedly challenge the status quo.
""Companies like Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments that make
chips for these devices are hiring Linux talent as quick as they
can," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the nonprofit Linux
Foundation. "They know the future is netbooks and mobile Internet