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Will 2007 be the Year for Linux?

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Come February 18th we will usher in the year of the Pig. Looking at Linux in the perspective of the Pig we know that Richard Stallman begun his path down the Open Source road at MIT and Unix version 1 was written in 1971. In 1983 Stallman announced the GNU project and SCO Xenix was released. Outside of these events, there were no other major Open Source events in the Year of the Pig. However, Apple released its first GUI in 1983 and Windows ’95, well I think that speaks for itself. Maybe 2007 will prove to be Linux’s year.

News of Motorola's release of two new models, ROKR E6 and MING A1200, PDAs, utilizing Linux, as well as a Shanghai based company called ‘E28’ launching their Linux mobile phone in Hong Kong shows that Linux has taken the fight to a new field of battle, Wireless. Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has already adopted Linux for it 3G phones.

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