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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No 1. U will see
by openbsd-user on Thu 29th Jun 2006 02:45 UTC
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The cellphone/PDA only has to run a full-featured desktop c.q. run a decent browser, excelling in display and excelling in commnunicating with the periphrery devices. Nothing more. What more do you want to do with a phone.

You really don't want to store anything on it, only some boot code. So when the battery is low, the phone get lost and your PDA get stolen you still have access
to your precious data, with any other phone with browser.

Applications will be developed with the MVC paradigm, the phone is just a dummy display, speaker and microphone.


NO 1. The great majority of DSL modems are running Linux UC (u cee Linux) talking the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cell relay network protocol


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asynchronous_Transfer_Mode

Edited 2006-06-29 02:51

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