Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
Permalink for comment 547381
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[9]: I want one!
by saynte on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: I want one!"
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

"There's a lot of FUD around this. Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to assert any patents related to the implementation of the ECMA standards.


However, Microsoft emphatically makes no such promise in relation to other parts of .NET (specifically, libraries such as Winforms) which are commonly called up by source code of applications written in C#. Therefore, there are essentially no applications written in C# which can run on platforms not sanctioned by Microsoft. This fact utterly destroys any claims to "cross-platform" which are commonly made in relation to C#.
"

C# is cross platform, your fear of getting sued is the only thing holding you back. You could have patent suits levelled against you for basically any piece of software, so you should be equally as fearful of Qt/GTK/WxWidgets/etc.

Look at Apple/Samsung: different platforms, different languages, different libraries, but still the suit was successful (agree or disagree with it).

Reply Parent Score: 2