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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Same old Linux story
by Haicube on Thu 29th Jun 2006 05:57 UTC
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2005-08-06

I truly enjoyed this one. Especially the part "No I'm not an optimistic person". The fact of the game is that Linux has had compatibility issues from day one on all platforms. In 90% of all articles someone goes "It is getting better", but getting better, and still stuck in incompatibility land is really just peoples bad judgement.

Now regarding Linux on the cellphone. First of all, I don't really care if it's Windows, Linux, Symbian or PalmOS on the cell. I've noticed that what really matters for me is simplicity and that it just works. Linux is hardly known for this, neither is Windows, in fact only Palm is. Unfortunately though, their future doesn't look very promising.

Solution: I'll buy a simple gsm phone, which can call, store numbers and send SMS messages. Almost nothing can go wrong then. For all other stuff... just bring the laptop!

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