Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jan 2010 23:06 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit."
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RE[3]: Deprecation
by Kyuubu on Sun 17th Jan 2010 12:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Deprecation"
Kyuubu
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6 months after the iphone was released it had better support from game developers than Linux even though it had a fraction of the market size. Market share is only part of the equation and doesn't matter much when the people behind an OS could care less about the market.

While I may agree with some of the above, here I think you're mixing things up. The iPhone opened a new kind of market for very casual games, all bundled with hype. Of course it appealed many developers. It's not a part of the old gaming market, not yet at least, and on the beginning didn't play by the same rules (again, I feel hype played its role).
And i'd be curious to see some numbers about both (phones/linux) market sizes... We may be surprised.

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