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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit."
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RE[4]: Deprecation
by nt_jerkface on Sun 17th Jan 2010 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Deprecation"
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It's not a part of the old gaming market, not yet at least, and on the beginning didn't play by the same rules (again, I feel hype played its role).

The old gaming market is there as well. EA Games has ported Sims 3 and Madden to the iphone but they don't port anything to Linux. The secret of monkey island is another good example. It was ported to the PC, XBLA and iphone but not Linux.


And i'd be curious to see some numbers about both (phones/linux) market sizes... We may be surprised.


Based on Net Applications data the iphone/ipod touch has about half the market share of Linux.
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?...

Game developers stay away from Linux and it isn't because of market share.

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