Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Apr 2010 22:19 UTC
Google Andy Rubin is a vice president for engineering at Google, and he is responsible for the Android mobile operating system project. He recently had an hour long chat with The New York Times' Brad Stone, sharing his insights into things like openness, the lack of secret APIs in Android, and several other things. Of course, the jabs at Apple were prevalent.
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RE[2]: "Open usually wins"
by gehersh on Wed 28th Apr 2010 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE: "Open usually wins""
gehersh
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also sprach another Linux fanboy. If you dare to criticize Linux, you are brainwashed by Microsoft. Or on a payroll of Microsoft. And of course you never ever ran Linux, right?

I still remember the problems I had with RedHat in my university computing center. Actually the problem was with Gnome, but it effectively prevented me to do anything useful. When our IT support tried to switch to KDE, things got a bit better, then went haywire again. But that's not the story. The story starts when I posted my experiences on linuxtoday discussion board. What a hostile reaction I got from Linux fanboys! I was accused of (i) being Microsoft shill, (ii) never runing Linux in my life, (iii) being completely clueless, (iv) whatever else is applicable.

So here we go again, eh? Oh, you want convenience? Then you probably sold your soul to Microsoft (or Apple). Yes. I want convenience. I don't care about the OS I run. I want to run applications I need to run, not to make the statement about the meaning of freedom. I want the software be compatible with hardware and I'm ready to pay to have it be so (rather than getting it for free, having compatibility problem and then hearing from another Linux fanboy: well, fix it, dude, don't you know C? Oh well, yeah, I held nothing against Android and openness in general, but stating "openness always wins" does not quite agree with existing track records.

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