Ubuntu Plans Mobile Linux Version
Friday, May 11, 2007
Ubuntu Linux developers plan to extend its open-source software development to handheld Internet-enabled devices.Ubuntu continues to push Linux into the mainstream market, this time with ideas of a mobile version of the already immensely popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. The thought of having Ubuntu running on mobile devices makes the future oh so much brighter. I can't wait to see what kind of awesome user-driven developments and applications come out of this. Interestingly, the release for this mobile version is slated to October... of this year (in time w/ the Ubuntu 7.10 release)! Amazing to think that such great advancements (hopefully) can happen in such a short amount of time. I guess that is the power of the open-source community! A new era for the mobile device approaches... led by Linux!
Developers meeting at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which runs through the end of this week in Seville, Spain, will discuss details of the new Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project, announced on Saturday.
Ubuntu programmers will develop a mobile version of their Debian-based Linux operating system in collaboration with Intel Corp., which plans a new low-power processor and chipset architecture designed to allow full Internet capability on mobile devices, according to a statement published on the Ubuntu Web site. .... [LINK]
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