All e-book readers to be released in 2009 will have Linux as their operating system. Can it really be that Microsoft and Apple have already missed it? Could they have not realized that all traditional media as we know it today will be on these devices in just a few years time? Is Linux really becoming the industry standard?
Think of these very thin and light, book size information devices constantly connected to the internet, receiving and sending updates in real-time. The only thing that cellular carriers will provide is unlimited data transfer while the communication itself will be left to IP based voice and video transfer, and instant messaging.
Do you know what I see? Knowledge and information is finally becoming free and open source. And it looks like the free market agrees.
Erm, what about the Kindle? It’s not open-source.
Anonymous, Kindle does use Linux kernel and because of GNU GPL they have released the source files. Although Amazon doesn’t fully support the ideas of Free Software, all Kindles are based on Linux.