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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RE[4]: I feel Eugenia's pain
by Cloudy on Fri 30th Jun 2006 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I feel Eugenia's pain"
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Nice selective quoting. Especially the part where you left out the explanation of why Palm is "dumping" PalmOS in favor of WinMob.

Care to explain the Treo 700P if Palm is "dumping" PalmOS ?

Palm is hedging its bets because PalmSource is failing in its attempts to update PalmOS, as I've already pointed out. But whether it uses WinMob or PalmOS, the reality is still that its market penetration is because of corporate customers that want more than just the "blackberry experience" and do want to be able to install industry-specific aps on smartphones.

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