Linux Foundation: mobile Linux needs “magic” to beat Apple

Apple turned up the heat in the mobile market last week when it unveiled its new iPad mobile computing device. Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, has responded to Apple’s product launch with a candid appraisal of Linux’s strengths and weaknesses in the mobile market relative to Apple’s mobile operating system.

Zemlin, one of the Linux community’s most vocal advocates, speculated last year that Linux could eventually become the dominant operating system for consumer electronics products. His argument was based largely on the assertion that Linux’s lack of licensing costs will make it the most practical and affordable option for hardware vendors.

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