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[News] The 'Desktop' Becomes Decreasingly Relevant (to Linux/Windows/Mac OS)

Smartphones Becoming More Popular

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| "The nearly three-fold increase in smartphones shows that this once 
| negligible niche is becoming a more influential force in the consumer 
| market -- attracting entrants such as Apple and the Open Handset Alliance."  
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http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=11300B415VSM

Open Handset Alliance, Symbian, and maybe even Apple. Microsoft is far behind
with about 5% in terms of market share, which is pathetic after so many years
of huge investments.


Related:

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/2007/11/05/stories/2007110550450200.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/ap_on_hi_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


Microsoft Hides Its Mobile and Business Apps Divisions

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| The company is folding its two worst-performing divisions -- Microsoft
| Business Solutions (its business applications unit) and its Mobile and
| Embedded units -- into the Microsoft Business Division and Microsoft Home
| and Entertainment units, respectively.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1990243,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535


Microsoft's vision for universal mobile platform a little blurred

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| Unfortunately for Microsoft, Windows Mobile is currently not even in the 
| second runner in the smartphone operating systems race. Linux, which is 
| widely used on mobile devices in China, is second to Symbian with more than 
| 13% market share. Windows mobile is a distant third with about 6% share.   
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15017/1023/


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| Frankly, Windows Mobile 6 is a mess. Common features require an infinitude of 
| taps and clicks, and the ones you need most are buried in menus. Apparently 
| the Windows Mobile 6 team learned absolutely nothing from Windows Mobile 1, 
| 2, 3, 4 and 5.   
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/technology/personaltech/08pogue.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
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