[News] ABI Research on (Linux-based) Ultra-mobile Device Future

[News] ABI Research on (Linux-based) Ultra-mobile Device Future

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:47:04


indle, Eee PC, PocketSurfer2: all bellwethers of the UMD

,----[ Quote ]
| Amazon's Kindle eBook has launched to much hype and mixed reviews, the
| ASUSTek Eee super-small notebook has sold like hot cakes and DataWind's
| Pocketsurfer2 mobile Internet access device, without the benefit of big name
| backers, has barely registered a blip on the local radar. But, according to
| ABI Research, these devices are only the vanguard of a 90 million strong
| invasion of ultramobile devices that will march into consumers hands over the
| next five years.
|
| [...]
|
| ABI breaks down UMDs into two major categories: Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs),
| which run Windows and business applications and are aimed at business users,
| and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), which target consumers and are more
| likely to run a Linux operating system.
`----

http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15726/1096/


Yesterday:

Microsoft's Big Problem in a Small Box

,----[ Quote ]
| Vista is a big operating system that demands monster graphics and dual-core
| processors. But what if the market pines for a whole lot less?
|
| [...]
|
| The mass move to mobile computing is a destabilizing force and harbinger of
| change. Microsoft's position would be better if Vista didn't demand so much
| when the market wants so little.
`----

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/desktop_mobile/microsofts_big_problem_in_a_small_box.html?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/2sg6xy


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

,----[ Quote ]
| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie.
`----

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2414535067.html


Related:

Where does Linux go from here?

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux and free software are here to stay. No single commercial firm will ever
| control the Linux ecosystem like Microsoft has the rest of the software
| industry. Though both may prosper, the bazaar will outlive the boardrooms,
| and Linux popularity will continue to grow on servers, desktops, appliances,
| and embedded devices.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/119865s


This time for sure on mobile Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| The Wal-Mart Linux PC, priced at $198, is sold out. Zonbu seems to be gaining
| traction, with a notebook priced at $279.
|
| oue seeing incredibly improved device drivers. Wee got hundreds now.
| This is a phenomenal effort that plays to the strength of Linux, a volunteer
| community representing millions of dollars in free development.
|
| oue seeing more manufacturers shipping Linux desktops, PCs and laptops
| but also mobile Internet devices from Acer, Motorola Razr, TiVohere a
| slew of new devices coming out.
`----

http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1773


Linux Sees 'Astronomi
 
 
 

[News] ABI Research on (Linux-based) Ultra-mobile Device Future

Post by Mark Ken » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:45:52

Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:

Still failing to recognise the future... How do you get Vista running on
a ultra-mobile device? Well, you don't. So much for ABI research.

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[News] ABI Research on (Linux-based) Ultra-mobile Device Future

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:52:00

____/ Mark Kent on Monday 10 December 2007 07:45 : \____


When was the last time you heard about Origami (of Vistagami)? It's dead in the
water or locked away in the warehouse (maybe a shelf).

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[News] ABI Research on (Linux-based) Ultra-mobile Device Future

Post by Mark Ken » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 20:19:52

Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:

It's quite amazing just how much effort there is going on in trying to
make Microsoft and Windows Vista relevant to anyone at all. It must
be blindingly clear by now that the game is very much over, that the
Microsoft Tax is yesterday's turnpike on the information highway,
and that the best transport vehicle for the information highway is an
open-source stack running on open hardware.

Attempting to push the idea of reduced functionality PCs running cut-down
versions of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office as the "businessman's
friend" is rather like offering a mechanic a socket set with half the
sockets missing, and expecting him to be able still to fix your car.

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