[linux-elitists] Ethicc v. Pragmatics (was: Why haven't you switched to MacOS X yet?)
Karsten M. Self
Tue Jan 14 13:45:13 PST 2003
on Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 10:08:41AM -0500, Shawn McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 12:51:22AM +0000, Karsten M. Self said:
> > Microsoft in the small to mid-sized server space. Similarly the
> > overwhelming success of GNU/Linux over all comers in the
> > embedded/handheld space, largely based on costs, capabilities, and
> > flexibility.
> You lost me there. Is Linux really seeing overwhelming success over all
> comers in the handheld space?
I'm not restricting this to handhelds, but the embedded / small system
space in general.
In handhelds, the current options are GNU/Linux, PalmOS, Symbian, and
WinCE. GNU/Linux is holding its own, as a late entrant. I predict the
ultimate leaders here will be GNU/Linux and Symbian.
I'm basing the statement more on reports and second-hand information
than direct knowledge. However, there are some very clear successes:
the Zaurus, iPaq, and TiVo come to mind.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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