Tomy Kamada

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We've all seen the headlines announcing that Linux is rapidly supplanting proprietary operating systems at business enterprises throughout the world. IBM's support for Linux has certainly played a significant role in this evolution and no doubt has helped Linux extend its momentum from its server roots all the way to the desktop. But what about mobile? Is Linux a viable operating system solution for the exploding mobile marketplace? The short answer appears to be a qualified yes. NTT DoCoMo, the world's second largest mobile operator, recently announced its intention to support Linux. On the device side, virtually every major handset manufacturer has announced some Linux device. Linux's star is rising in mobile, but the reasons why may surprise you. The Fallacy of the "Free" Operating SystemThe obvious advantage that Linux holds and that most handset manufacturers ... (more)