Ubuntu’s Shuttleworth: mobile Linux stalled by proprietary lock on industry,
lack of neutral Linux platform

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| “Linux as a whole … is very clearly on a trajectory to be the emerging
| platform of choice. So, my sense is that if you just stop at Linux, that that
| will be by far the dominant platform,” Shuttleworth claims. “Motorola talks
| about 60% of their future devices running Linux. I suspect the number will go
| higher as soon as people see that it works well at 60% and I’m not sure that
| there isn’t a natural cap on where it could get,” he said.”
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2060

Open Voices – Mark Shuttleworth

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| It’s going to be very interesting to see what role Linux plays in unsettling
| Microsoft. It’s certainly true that one of Microsoft’s major cash cows—which
| is the operating system—is very vulnerable to commoditization. You know, I
| believe that the operating system is already a commodity; it’s just that most
| folks haven’t realized it and so they’re willing to pay for it.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...14&entryid=524


Related:

Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7115758310.html


PCs step aside… smarter mobiles are coming

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| Citing the examples of the company’s single core solutions for smart phones,
| consumer electronics and automotive entertainment and ARM Mali graphics
| processors, and its collaboration for Linux mobile computing, Mr Keith said
| mobile phone makers are taking to a platform approach which offers
| flexibility to add new features. * *
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http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...0550450200.htm


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. * *
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59162.html


PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles,
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071104/...te/bye_bye_pcs


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. * *
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59162.html


Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile's Future

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| LinuxInsider met with Capobianco to discuss his view on the role of open
| source in creating Mobile 2.0 as a voice and data carrier parallel to the
| Internet. The meeting occurred in the wake of Google's announcement earlier
| this month that it was negotiating with wireless carriers, handset makers,
| software developers and hardware providers to use an open source mobile
| platform, Android. * *
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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/60340.html


After the Desktop -- What?

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| I would suggest that the open source community should stop obsessing
| with the battle for the desktop, and start focusing on the battle for
| the platform that will replace it. As I have said before, the day
| will soon come when the notion of having to go to a particular
| machine on a particular room every time you need access to
| information or computer power will be as obsolete as the notion
| of having to go to the hand pump over the well in the front
| yard every time you need water.
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http://trevors-trinkets.blogspot.com...ktop-what.html


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands. *
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie. * * *
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2414535067.html