Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE[3]: Comment by sergio
by WereCatf on Thu 14th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sergio"
WereCatf
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Or maybe we would and open hardware drivers would be more common in android devices.


If you were at all familiar with ARM-world you'd know that's just wishful thinking. All the same drivers would still be closed-source, but we'd just have some other OS instead of Android. Even now you sometimes see this or that manufacturer 'pledge' support for open-source, but then they drag their feet for years and eventually just release an 'optimized' compiler toolchain saying that they never meant to open up their drivers in the first place.

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