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FAQ: What to know about Moblin

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| Moblin is a collection of open-source projects, including the Linux kernel, 
| and made available in the Linux Standard Base (LSB) RPM packaging format. The 
| beta of the Moblin 2.0 operating system was released earlier this month, and 
| supports netbooks and net-tops. But the target is much broader, including 
| personal devices, television, and in-vehicle automotive computing.     
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134452&intsrc=news_ts_head

Linux on a stick

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| The compact and flexible nature of the Linux Kernel, plus the fact that it 
| and all its support code is modular open source, means it lends itself very 
| well to stripped down small and efficient distributions. This article 
| explores a few of these distributions and explains just how useful they can 
| be    
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http://www.h-online.com/open/Linux-on-a-stick--/features/113545


Recent:

Is it time to ditch Windows Mobile?

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| The biggest problem for Windows Mobile has always been that it's bloated and
| runs too slowly. It's just a beat or two (well, maybe more) behind the iPhone
| OS in terms of zippiness and it probably doesn't help that HTC throws its own
| carrier-centric, custom user interface on top of the OS.
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http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-10151228-82.html


Can Microsoft make its future mobile?

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| Apple is minting it with its sleek but expensive iPhone. And only a few
| months ago internet search giant Google entered the field with its
| Linux-based Android software, designed to power internet-savvy mobile phones.
|
| [...]
|
| But the real Achilles heel of Microsoft's devices was their abysmal user
| interface - firmly wedded to the look and feel of old-fashioned computer
| desktops, a concept that doesn't work on small screens.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7766699.stm


Does Microsoft prefer the iPhone to Windows Mobile?

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| Who would have thunked it, not only has Microsoft released a dedicated iPhone
| application but it has not yet developed a version for the Windows Mobile
| platform.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22313/1168/


Windows Mobile: What Microsoft Needs to Fix

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| The threats don't end there. While Windows Mobile shipments continue to grow,
| its share could slip if, as expected, Apple begins to sell its iPhone through
| Wal-Mart (WMT), the world's largest retailer. And T-Mobile G1, a phone based
| on Android, an operating system backed by Google (GOOG), has met with popular
| demand
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http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2008/tc20081210_691586.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_top+stories


Microsoft's mobile strategy has gone missing

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| Against this background, Microsoft's continued tardiness in developing its
| own mobile strategy gets more worrying. At the company's Professional
| Developers Conference recently, Windows Mobile was notable by its absence —
| and not for the first time. No clear guidance has been given for the next
| major revision of the software, and the trends are not good. It is now
| commonplace for flagship Windows Mobile handsets to come with a non-Microsoft
| web browser — a sign that something is badly broken.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/leader/0,1000002982,39547417,00.htm


Microsoft falls behind in mobiles

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| Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer - in Sydney the other day for a
| software developers conference - was quick to pour scorn on Google's new
| Android mobile phone system when he turned up at a Telstra investor briefing.
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http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,24631064-39525,00.html


Windows Mobile - Like Being Dropped in a Toilet

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| But it wasn't until the gal was dumped into the soup that I noticed the
| Windows Mobile ad. Because Microsoft, having failed to win hearts and minds
| with the drug-induced Seinfeld episodes (they were way too long to be mere
| commercials), figured that the next best thing was to buy ad space on the rim
| of something that reminds you of a potty. Stay classy, Microsoft!
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index.php?title=windows_mobile_like_being_dropped_in_a_t&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
http://tinyurl.com/5srmud


iPhone 2.x Beats Windows Mobile 6.x into Coma

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| Windows Mobile's star is rapidly falling. Coming into 2008, RIM pushed
| Microsoft out of second place for smart phone operating systems, according to
| Gartner. Apple has surely knocked Microsoft into fourth place. The question:
| Is it fourth behind RIM or Apple? That depends on whether Apple snatched
| second place from RIM.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/desktop_mobile/iphone_2x_beats_windows_mobile_6x_into_coma.html?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535


Why Windows Mobile will die.

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| So it's my job to tell you, then, that Windows Mobile is probably
| doomed.
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http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20081023_005500.html


Why Windows Mobile Is In Trouble

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| Recently it was revealed that the newest version of Microsoft’s mobile
| operating system, Windows Mobile 7.0, would be delayed until as late as 2010.
| The updated version, which the company’s partners had reportedly been hoping
| to have by early 2009, was aimed at giving Microsoft a bigger presence on the
| mobile stage. But delay or no delay, I don’t think it would have been enough.
| With competition from a resurgent BlackBerry platform from Research in
| Motion, Apple’s iPhone and most importantly, the Google Phone platform (I
| will analyze Nokia’s Symbian platform in a separate post at a later date),
| Microsoft’s mobile platform is facing its toughest environment yet.
|
| [...]
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| Sometime later this month, the G-1 will go on sale and people (at least those
| in the U.S.) will be able to experience the difference between a Windows
| Mobile- and an Android-based phone for themselves. Of course, some will find
| the shortcomings of the Google Phone — and according to Mossberg, there are
| many — grating. Others, like me, will be suitably impressed. And if they’re
| impressed enough, most handset makers will want to join the party.
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http://www.nytimes.com/external/gigaom/2008/10/15/15gigaom-why-windows-mobile-is-in-trouble-24747.html


Windows Mobile misses annual shipment target

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| Lees, a veteran Microsoft executive who moved from the Server & Tools unit in
| February, attributed the lower-than-projected Windows Mobile sales to some
| devices coming to market slightly later than previously expected. He declined
| to say which ones.
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http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/144818.asp?source=rss


Related:

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


Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones

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| First time in history Cryptome.org has released information about the
| characteristics of NSA’s network surveillance.
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http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1028
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