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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And you know what? Reason why WindowsMobile is getting huge marketshare is not only because they're good devices, but also because they're compatible with most data you might have on your desktop PC.

.NET also makes them extremely easy to program apps for.

I agree with Eugenia on this, saying its ok for Linux smartphones to be incompatible because other vendors smart phones aren't compatible is like saying its ok for Win2k to be imcompatible with winxp because OS X and VMS are incompatible.

The fact is if I download a Windows Mobile 2005 app for my pocketpc smart phone, it will work. If I download a linux smartphone app, it may or may not work depending on which phone I have.

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