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Consumer electronics Linux seen as threat to Microsoft

Oct 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

An article at Tech News World takes a bullish view of embedded Linux in consumer electronics (CE) compared with the outlook for Microsoft operating systems in the same space.

The story features some great quotes from Scott Smyers, vice president of the network and systems architecture division at Sony and chairman of the CE Linux Forum's steering committee, who alludes to some “incredible” devices based on embedded Linux hitting the market in Q4, 2003.

The article balances its optimistic tone with sobering quotes from Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, who points out the generally poor track record device manufacturers have when it comes to sharing standards and technologies.

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