[News] Linux for Payments, Phones; Telstra Chooses Linux

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Gemalto Expands Range of Secure Linux Payment Terminals

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| MagIC3 W-1 is part of Gemalto's MagIC3 
| product family, which incorporates the 
| Open&Sec technology running on Linux.


Reality Check: Making mobile Linux work 

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| The variety of Linux-oriented initiatives 
| and activities in the mobile industry, 
| including the recent announcement from 
| Nokia and Intel regarding the formation of 
| MeeGo, clearly reaffirms the fact that 
| Linux will be the technology that underpins 
| a large proportion of next-generation 
| mobile devices. In fact, leading analyst 
| firms predict that between 30-40% of 
| smartphones shipped will be based on Linux 
| by 2015. This column addresses a few key 
| issues pertaining to this growth in mobile 
| Linux including the need for consolidation 
| at the core level of the mobile software 
| stack, the choice of Linux as the 
| technology that will be common across a 
| large array of mobile devices of various 
| form factors and the business models around 
| mobile Linux.


Android operating system to power a smarter Telstra phone
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| MOBILE phones powered by Google's Android 
| open-source operating system have been 
| scarce in Australia until now.
| Occasionally, models from Taiwan's HTC have 
| bobbed up on Optus and Vodafone, but they 
| have failed to make much impression on a 
| smartphone market dominated by BlackBerry 
| and iPhone.
| That may change with a coming explosion of 
| new models, featuring the much improved 
| Android 2.1 version of the OS.



Major Aussie ISP Telstra BigPond shafts open source OpenOffice

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| Australia’s largest Internet service provider Telstra BigPond has removed the 
| free open source office suite OpenOffice from its unmetered file download 
| area following the launch of its own, free, hosted, office application, 
| BigPond Office.   
| [...]
| Our reader was outraged by Telstra’s move, which he sees as an attack on the 
| open source software movement. 
| “The principle of the matter upsets me,” he said. “The fact that BigPond has 
| removed previously allowed open source software is un-ethical. They are 
| discriminating against me, even though I pay the same as other customers.  
| They are attacking the Free Software movement.”   

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