Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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by Icaria on Tue 5th Oct 2010 06:38 UTC
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2010-06-19

So we've got 10 dozen, "user experiences", built on one reasonably consistent base but next to no interoperability between most of them (X11-based Meego excepted) at the, "UX", level.

Well, unless you want to buy 'an app for that', to migrate.

It's kind of odd how everyone but MS have made a go of MS' own open source strategy, negating the user-visible benefits of a lot of open source code by burying it under a tonne of vendor-specific APIs and functionality.

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