Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
zima
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It is relatively easy to create a simple application [...] but it takes a lot of hands to create something like Photoshop, Microsoft Word or Skype.
Creating a platform or a complex software is something terribly complex

Sad thing is... particularly Skype maybe even isn't the best model to follow, original Gtalk win32 client always seemed to me a lot more pleasant.
Also much easier to install and grasp by "computer illiterates" (when guiding them via long-distance phone call, to quickly set up "free" VoIP). And it certainly had much more nimble team than Skype, also proportionally (taking into account its limited, in comparison, functionality - still, there were leaks of some internal versions with support for POTS calling; really too bad it was abandoned)

Similar with Word - with how many people seem to use it, something between Wordpad and Abiword or TeXmacs (or, even better, LyX - maybe typical documents would look better) could probably suffice...

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