Linux gains ground with handhelds

Bill Childers at says that your mom might be carrying a penguin in her purse any day now. This fearless prediction is based on recent research that indicates Linux could be running on 331 million devices by 2012, growing at more than 75% in market share each year.

If you want to see some of the practicals reasons this might be true, check out these videos demonstrating the new Mandriva MID prototype. The videos aren't that flashy, but you'll get the idea. For more background on what you're seeing, check out the report at

By Selena Frye

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