Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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RE[7]: This guy is off his rocker
by phoenix on Wed 13th Feb 2013 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: This guy is off his rocker"
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Except that they are the same. Not the same binaries, but built from the same sources.

The Linux kernel running on Android is built from the same source tree as the Linux kernel running on my desktop PC (although there may be extra patches added on).

The busybox userland running on Android is built from the same source tree as the busybox on my desktop PC.

The KDE environment on the Nexus 7 is built from the same source tree as the KDE environment on my desktop PC.

And so on.

You can run Ubuntu on a desktop, on a laptop, on a tablet, on a smartphone. Same software, built from the same source trees. There are other variants of Linux OSes that can do the same.

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