Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Feb 2013 15:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Originally stemming from MeeGo, birthed under Nokia's watch, Sailfish has since gone its own way and is maturing into a mobile platform getting ready for launch. This week at the Mobile World Congress, we tracked down Jolla and Mosconi again, getting the opportunity in the process to check out a live Sailfish demo. We check out how notifications work, look at the Sailfish take on a status bar, and get to see the media player with all its gesture support." By far the most unique and interesting of the alternative mobile platforms. Very fancy.
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Looks nice, one question....
by PieterGen on Thu 28th Feb 2013 16:39 UTC
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Nice! Two questions though.
1. Can you really SEE an Operating System? I always thought that I can can only see the interface: the Desktop Environment/ Window Manager. On a PC, I can for instance see "hey! this is a KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Unity, ....". But I cannot see what OS is underneith. Is it Gentoo Linux? Ubuntu, Fedora? Or FreeBSD? Why are new Desktop Environments sold to us as new Operating Systems?

2. Should we call Android, Meego, Sailfish, Tizen and BB10 "mobile Linux distributions" ?

So, should Sailfish be called new Operating System or new distro with it's own newdesktop environment...?

Edited 2013-02-28 16:41 UTC

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