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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Of course that won't happen and the reason is because cell phone providers don't need or want to be compatible.

Neither Moto nor Nokia now think that way. Moto is working hard to reduce the number of OSes and profiles they have to deal with, as is Nokia.

While it was once true, the major players are discovering that they can reduce costs dramatically by reducing the number of OSes they support.

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