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Cell phones are 'Stalin's dream,' says free software movement founder

http://www.networkworld.com

Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones.

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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

http://apple.slashdot.org

The phone's integration with MS Exchange automatically gives the server admin access to do remote wipes. All you have to do is configure the phone to receive email from an MS Exchange server and the server admin can wipe all your data at will.

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Stuff That Works With Linux #5

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HAVING dithered for weeks and read review after review, I finally bit the bullet and paid £300 on eBay for an unlocked, SIM-free HTC Hero.

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Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)

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Last week, David Coursey reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace. By Bach’s count there are 17 variants of Linux available on mobile phones. He sees this as a bad thing for customers.

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2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones

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Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the year of the Linux-powered smartphones. We can mainly thank Android for this as its popularity and market share has been growing at a rapid pace.Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2012,

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Verizon Droid's Sales Surge: Report

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The Droid, the smartphone released Nov. 6 through a partnership between Motorola, Google and Verizon Wireless, has significantly outpaced other Android handsets in first-week sales, according to one analytics firm -- which said the feat makes the Droid the first viable iPhone challenger.

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Linux to Capture over 60 Percent of Smartphone Market

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Linux is poised to emerge as the dominant mobile platform, capturing well over 60 percent of the smartphone market over the next seven years, says Telecom Trends International.

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Dark Days for Windows Mobile, But Not For Open Source Platforms

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Things are looking increasingly bad for Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, and they may be looking bad for Palm, too.

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Nokia’s Free Software bullshit and insults in Maemo

http://blog.1407.org

Nokia N900 ... [is] being branded as so “open” that software freedom lovers would love it. This seemed like really good news, no? Well, like the saying goes… when it’s too good to be true… it most probably ain’t.

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The Linux UI future; more complex than ever

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With Linux being used as the foundation for numerous smartphone and mobile internet devices, it is tempting to suggest that this movement is going to open the doorway to desktop Linux. Tempting, but not accurate.

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First Look: OpenMoko's Linux-based open smartphone platform

http://arstechnica.com

Last Friday, OpenMoko launched its highly anticipated FreeRunner smartphone, a Linux-based handset that's completely open in both hardware and software, and is designed to encourage third-party modification and customization. Although the FreeRunner's software platform is still incomplete, the device has attracted considerable attention from mobile software developers and Linux enthusiasts.

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China smartphone sales up, but Linux loses share

http://www.linuxdevices.com

In China, the world's largest mobile phone market, smartphone sales for Q3 grew 11.3 percent quarter-over-quarter, reports CCID Consulting. However, Linux's share of the market declined, largely due to weakening volumes for Motorola smartphones, the Hong Kong-based market research firm reported.

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Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Linux will power about 31 percent of all smartphones sold in 2012, and by then will have shipped in 331 million devices, says ABI. The research firm forecasts 75 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for Linux in smartphones through 2012, making it the fastest-growing OS in the sector.

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Free Linux distro targets smartphones

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A free Gnome-based Linux distribution for mobile devices such as smartphones and PDAs has achieved a major release. OpenedHand's Poky Linux 3.0 ("Blinky") is based on X11, GTK+, and the Matchbox window manager, and includes an impressive-looking new application framework and theme called "Sato 0.1."

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