jurrien stuurde deze link naar een nieuwsbericht van Network World Fusion over de nieuwe strategie van Red Hat, die zich met de overname van Cygnus Solutions - vorige week - ook op de markt voor handhelds gaat richten. Daarmee krijgt Microsoft er op dit gebied een nieuwe (en bekende) concurrent bij:
"We feel that by combining Red Hat's strengths in servers and workstation technology with Cygnus' expertise in small devices, we're creating a compelling story for the post-PC world," Troan says. "We think it will be very important in future enterprise networks to have smaller devices talking back to servers on the back end," as small networked devices begin to take the place of portable PCs for some remote computing tasks, he says.
Troan [Red Hat director of engineering] says having the technology for Linux server and handheld devices under one roof will speed development of Linux-based applications for the two platforms.
"We will now offer a single set of APIs, libraries and programming tools for everything from systems such as palm-tops and handheld devices to powerful servers," Troan says. This will help programmers because they will have one set of APIs to write to for both platforms.