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Ubuntu, Intel plan mobile Linux

Intel to enable handheld Linux web devices

Overall, Ubuntu Linux appears to be gaining traction among users. Last week, Dell announced plans to preload Ubuntu Linux on its upcoming Linux desktop PCs and laptops. The company said the decision came in response to a customer feedback program that registered high interest in Ubuntu Linux.

Canonical will provide Dell with support services.

The free, open-source operating system runs on notebook and desktop computers as well as thin clients and servers.

Challenges facing developers of the mobile edition include the design of innovative graphic interfaces and power management capabilities, according to the Ubuntu website posting.

The mobile edition is slated for release in October, together with the new Ubuntu 7.10 version.

Although the use of Linux in smartphones is still comparatively low, accounting for only around 6 percent of the market for smartphone operating systems in 2006, demand for open source will increase as more handset makers move away from older proprietary phone operating systems, Nick Spencer, an analyst with Canalys.com, said in an earlier interview. Spencer expects demand to be strong in Asia, particularly in China.


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