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10.06.09

UK’s First-ever LiMo Phones Are Encumbered by Microsoft Patent Tax (on Linux)

Posted in Europe, GNU/Linux, Kernel, Microsoft, Novell, Patents, Samsung at 12:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Samsung mobile

Summary: Samsung delivers phones that are based on Linux, but Samsung also engages in a Novell-like deal with Microsoft

SEVERAL misinformed people have decided to mock us for saying the truth about Samsung’s LiMo phones, which we labeled “encumbered by Microsoft’s Linux racket” [1, 2, 3]. I have promoted LiMo a lot since its inception, yet there is no choice when it comes to Samsung’s two models of phones but to boycott them. This is motivated by the same reason as the boycott against Novell. Buying these products helps Microsoft against GNU/Linux.

According to new reports, it is ironic that the very first LiMo phones to reach the UK market are a no-go area to people who support the Freedom of software (and thus the sustainability of Linux).

Not much has been heard about LiMo, their Linux Mobile OS, and all the phones coming out featuring said OS, basically Google Android and everything else has overshadowed LiMo to a point of no real return in my honest opinion.

Samsung is on the verge of releasing two spanking brand new LiMo handsets later in the year, these handsets are called the Samsung H1 and Samsung M1, both feature LiMo OS R2 (Release 2) which is expected to boots recognition of the OS and its hardwares.

Not just Vodafone but T-Mobile too will stock them. Say “no” to Samsung and spread the word. Too many people forgot what Samsung did, even though the extortion continues to this date.

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