Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 11th Jan 2011 13:40 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Nowadays smartphones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers are all siblings. They use the same UI paradigms and follow the same idea of a programmable and flexible machine that's available to everyone. Only their hardware feature set and form factor differentiate them from each other. In this context, does it still make sense to consider them as separate devices as far as software development is concerned? Wouldn't it be a much better idea to consider them as multiple variations of the same concept, and release a unified software platform which spreads across all of them? This article aims at describing what has been done in this area already, and what's left to do.
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RE[4]: umm
by shmerl on Tue 11th Jan 2011 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: umm"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

There is no even a comparison. iOS runs only on Apple's devices. Period. Porting is not even an option. Linux runs on a whole bunch of embedded and portable platforms, and porting is a goal.

I agree to the above - Linux is the king of portability. iOS is just a what was named here a wallet garden ;)

Edited 2011-01-11 16:46 UTC

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