Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Intel and Samsung are now confirmed to be working under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Limo Foundation, on 'Tizen', a new mobile operating system based on Linux. Various rumours about the parties' future plans for MeeGo and merging of plans have been in circulation, but the announcement of a new operating system was unexpected. The Tizen operating system will combine components of MeeGo and Limo with an emphasis on supporting HTML5-based applications and WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) distribution and APIs. WAC is the product of a number of mobile companies who have developed a uniform platform for mobile widgets and applications based on W3C standards."
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RE[3]: Another road to nowhere
by twitterfire on Sat 1st Oct 2011 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Another road to nowhere"
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Don't put the blame on Microsoft for this one. They are just following the trend with Windows 8, if that is what you mean.

Well, allow me to say that this trend is a dumb one. You can't match the performance, customization and usability of desktop specific programming languages/toolkits/apis/tools. Can't really compare HTML with C/C++/Java/C#/Delphi. However I think that HTML is suitable for designing UIs and skins, but I think also that pure XML would be more suitable.

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