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How the Nokia-Microsoft Deal Could Boost Linux

Katherine Noyes | March 3, 2011
Smartphone maker Nokia may have snubbed both Android and MeeGo through its recently announced deal with Microsoft, but at least one Linux-based group sees good news for its own platform as a result.

The Customizable Choice

I remain in a state of shock that Nokia would pin its fortunes to those of Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, given Android's success and Redmond's lackluster performance in the mobile realm.

Faced with the prospect of a market dominated by Apple, Android and--maybe--the new Nokia-Microsoft behemoth, however, I like the notion of a potential boost for some of the smaller players based on Linux. Differentiation is what it's going to be about, and there's no platform more customizable than Linux.



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