Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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RE[3]: Thanks Thom
by jptros on Sun 16th May 2010 04:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks Thom"
jptros
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I'd love to. When any of the modern Android phones actually make it to the Dutch market. When the webOS finally arrives on the Dutch market.


Slightly off topic response, but therein lies the problem. I personally am as interested in the these new mobile operating systems as I am a desktop or server operating system but the mobile device market is far from a free one in terms of availability thanks to all of the crooked carriers and their lock-in attempts through contracts and exclusivity agreements with the device manufacturers.

Who knows though, maybe some big mega-corp will buy out OS news one day and companies will start sending you guys free phones and stuff to write about and you can limit comments to 10 per page to increase ad-based revenue on coverage of big release events... oh wait, we have engadget for that -- kidding fellas.

Despite the increasingly lack of OS news, I still find the content you guys produce to be interesting, even the legal rubbish. I think a lot of the legal stuff, boring or not, is important to report on. Most if not all of us here love OS's from big companies or some college students dorm room and this stuff directly affects them and their ability to progress on to bigger things; all of them. Some folks might consider it off topic, I think it's far from it.

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