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 tweakedenigma on Wed 28th Apr 2010 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: "Open usually wins""
tweakedenigma
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2006-12-27

You might wanna take a closer look at the history of things. No one was brain washed by Microsoft. Microsoft carved out a market that was not being served at the time. People wanted to be able to buy computers from anyone and have them inter-operate. Apple, Amiga, and others tied the OS to their hardware, the Unix vendors of the world fought against themselves, and Linux was just something Linus was working on with a small group online.

For the record I am not Brainwashed by MS, I don't even have a computer that runs Windows in my house (All Linux and Mac). I do think Linux is a suitable competitor however there are a number of variables that effect it from coming into its own, but I wont get into it here.

Lastly comments like that just drive people away from Linux and Open source, makes us sound like a bunch of zealots.

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