Call issued for more mobile Linux apps

Absolutely. Yes, there is most certainly a shortage of mobil based Linux apps and for Linux to thrive in the mobile space, more applications would certainly help.

A software engineer at Google is urging the open source community to develop more applications for desktops and laptops, because he says the workforce is increasingly on the move.

In a keynote address at the Fourth Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 4x) in Los Angeles, Google’s Dan Kegel outlined some challenges for greater adoption of Linux.

“One in three companies use open source applications on the desktop but market share remains tiny,” he said at the event Sunday. “General market share for desktop and laptops that run Linux in the United States is between 1 percent and 2 percent.” [Read the rest]

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