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Interview with theKompany’s Shawn Gordon [OSNews]

Aug 22, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

OSNews editor Eugenia Loli-Queru interviews Shawn Gordon, president of theKompany. Shawn talks about version 1.0 of Aethera and Kapital coming out in September, the embedded Linux market, and the future of Linux on the desktop . . .

” . . . OSNews:Which market was more favorable for TheKompany's sales so far? Linux, Embedded or Windows?”

Shawn Gordon: This has been a fantastic year for us so far, I've really been pleased. We've been getting into more and more stores lately, notably in Fry's and Microcenter, and the sales are real solid out of those locations, we get re-orders constantly, and that is for the desktop apps. We don't know if people are using our stuff for Linux or Windows because one box and one price gets you both. We could have put some 'phone home' software in there to count it, but we are against that kind of thing. “

“The embedded spaces has been a real nice surprise, we have been selling that software like hotcakes, and there are more and more devices based on embedded linux and Qtopia coming out, so I really see this being a huge revenue generator for us in the long term, it is very exciting. If you haven't tried out a Sharp Zaurus 5500, they are really cool devices . . . “

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