Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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"There's something irritating about OSNews lately. It's just talking about mobile devices and the related ecosystem. At one point one would have to call the site MobileNews. We're not getting anything desktop based OS that frequently."

And what new products have launched in the desktop world? Windows 8? Months old, already covered. Few Linux distros have had a new release, and really what new is there to talk about other then bumping version numbers? A new installer UI in fedora 19? New UIs like Gnome3 and Unity are old news. No new Mac OSX releases either.

What new Oses and products are launching in the desktop space that osnews should be covering?

I love the desktop and don't like this trend towards mobile but the desktop has very little growth. The "PC is dead" thing is nonsense but there isn't any growth in that area either, and the margins are razor thin.

Mobile is were the growth is, were all the new stuff is happening.

I totally agree with your sentiment. Right now, commercial OS developers mostly have their eyes focused on phones and tablets, and the hobby projects that remain do not have the amount of resources it takes to provide daily desktop-related news...

Edited 2013-02-01 06:54 UTC

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