Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 19th May 2012 08:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Smartphones have become the preferred computer of the masses. Sales surpassed those of personal computers in 2010, having grown over 50% per year for several years. Nearly 500 million smartphones shipped in 2011. This radically shifts the terrain in the consumer operating system competition that was, for years, firmly decided in favor of Windows. This article analyzes the New OS Wars.
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2012 is the year of the Linux... smartphone?
by reez on Sun 20th May 2012 16:54 UTC
reez
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2006-06-28

I find that interesting. Everyone (exaggeration) always wanted to have Linux on the desktop and now it is dominant in form of smart phones.


I want 2030 to be the year of Plan 9 on the... ;)

Hmm, wouldn't it be really interesting to have Plan 9 based smart phones?

Maybe, if the big companies move on to smart phones projects like Haiku, Syllable or AROS will have that field for themselves. I don't think it's going to happen, but it would be really awesome.

- an OSnews reader's wet dream

Edited 2012-05-20 16:55 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I want 2030 to be the year of Plan 9 on the... ;)
Hmm, wouldn't it be really interesting to have Plan 9 based smart phones?
Maybe, if the big companies move on to smart phones

Yeah, Plan 9 on smartphones from (inevitably) big companies ...I'm not sure we should want that (considering how they already want to own and track everything, and the perfect for that very "network transparent" architecture of Plan 9)

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