Linux dominates in eBook Readers

Posted by danwarne on Feb 26, 2009 3:42 PM EDT
APCMag.com; By John Carl Villaneuva
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Linux runs on the first e-book reader released this year ... and on the second ... and the third. Just a few days ago, the first Kindle 2s started shipping from Amazon.com, making them the first e-book readers to be released to the public this year -- and you may be surprised to learn that what's inside isn't some proprietary software running on Windows CE, but rather the good old Linux kernel.

Just a few days ago, the first Kindle 2s started shipping from Amazon.com, making them the first e-book readers to be released to the public this year -- and you may be surprised to learn that what's inside isn't some proprietary software running on Windows CE, but rather the good old Linux kernel. And more are coming. APCMag.com has looked at the competitors to the Kindle 2 coming out soon, with no proprietary operating systems in sight.

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