The palmtop hardware company PalmOne, which recently split off
its Palm OS subsidiary PalmSource, is considering the use of Linux
(and Microsoft) operating systems on its devices, according to
"Using the royalty-free Linux OS would enable PalmOne to reduce the costs of building its handhelds. By how much is not certain, but analysts estimate that the company currently spends anywhere from $5 to $15 per device for the Palm OS, depending on the price of the gadget.
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