Companies Cooperate On Mobile Linux
Jun 15, 2006, 1:50 PM by (staff)
A number of manufacturers and carriers today announced an initiative to work on a unified mobile Linux distribution. The coalition includes Motorola, Samsung, NEC, and Panasonic, as well as NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone. The companies will focus on development of an API specifications, components and tools and will work together to develop a Linux distribution based on their work. Safeguards are being put in place to minimize fragmentation between the companies' development. This is intended to encourage a development community to form around mobile Linux. The current plan does not include any user interface development, so manufacturers and carriers will still need to create their own. Motorola has already developed two Linux-based operating systems, a pen-based one that powers Chinese smartphones and the Linux Java OS that was announced last year.
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About darn time
I prefer DSL (D*mn Small Linux) - 50MB live CD...that runs in RAM if you have 128MB+....
Talk about fast...