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[2]: One of the reasons
by mahoney on Thu 29th Jun 2006 02:08 UTC in reply to "RE: One of the reasons"
mahoney
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2006-01-12

I am talking about ROM space here and in the cellphone business every cent is important. Besides to that comes testing costs, certifications etc.

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RE[3]: One of the reasons
by Eugenia on Thu 29th Jun 2006 02:12 in reply to "RE[2]: One of the reasons"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The compat-libraries are not in "ROM". They are in flash. And new cellphones have lots of flash storage space. For example, both my Mororola Linux phones come with at least 48 MBs available (of an overall 64MB flash -- the rest is used by the OS).

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