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ARM today flexed its mobile muscle by revealing a fairly broad coalition focused on developing a version of Linux well-suited for future smart phones. The chip designer has teamed with Marvell, MontaVista, Movial, Mozilla, Samsung and TI in an effort to help Linux make headway on mobile systems. The companies intend to craft an …

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..and about bloody time too!

Make it happen!

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Link needs fixed

http://arm.com/markets/cmc/linux.html

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It's Time

Bring back RISC OS I say. Now that's a modular OS just right for phones.

Where would ARM be without Roger/Sophie Wilson work on making a super fast BBC B addon?

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Confusing

So how does this fit in with - or compete with - the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation?

I notice that ARM and Samsung are involved in both initiatives.

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Nokia N800 anyone

The Nokia N800 is ARM based as well

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> Nokia N800 anyone

... with KILLER developer support from Nokia. I love mine, and you'll need heavy weaponry to pry it out of my fingers.

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RISC OS?

Please no! Not without a serious face lift and a move to preemptive multitasking. I admit, RISC OS was great for its time, but that time has passed and it has failed to kept up. I'd like to think open sourcing it would help, but in reality Haiku would have more chances of wide-spread adoption than RISC OS and those chances are pretty damn slim.

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Nokia N800

Interesting... so many companies are trying to reinvent already existed mobile mozilla - MicroB http://browser.garage.maemo.org by one company... So good luck.

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