Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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Claymore
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2006-06-14

Compatibility was always one of my biggest problems with linux, my friends that use linux always had problems with programs running on diferent distros, they would only be able to put them work if they could find a port, if not, sometimes the source code wasn't good enought :S

If this happens in the current cellphones with linux, well i will stick to Simbian, i have a N70 and i simply love it. Undreads and counting of aplications that run perfectly, Turbo MSN, SmartMovie, Virtual Radio, all of them work perfectly and they are platform compatible.

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