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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by netpython on Thu 29th Jun 2006 16:58 UTC
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In the meantime, smartphones will be outselling normal phones and consumers will be on the look out for native applications to enrich their phones.

You say that there are not many yourself included happy with the current status of integral linux (distro) compatibility.So those who do must be purists right?

Likewise, a lot of people allready have a cell-phone by now.Only purists,teenagers have multiple telephones,pda's(nothing wrong with that).Companies could't give an rats ass about something they don't use.A cellphone for someone who need s to be mobile.

Most cellphone companies aren't making that much profit anymore.What is most hot (most appealing fuctions) will be sold.

MS itself doesn't have many apps to offer.I have to see someone running Visual Studio .Net on their cellphone.
Yes compatibility.Viri are very compatible.

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