Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 13th Jun 2009 21:12 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With the growing "mobile, mobile, mobile!" craze, many groups have been working strenuously to develop slimmer, easier to use mobile operating systems and applications. At the forefront of these innovating developments are various Linux branches, Android quite possibly one of the most popular and most hoped to come preinstalled on netbooks. In the humble shadows, however, a new mobile OS is emerging and just may have the viability to cover some hefty ground in the market. Meet "Xenon," the new mobile OS.
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RE[2]: Xenon...
by silicon on Sun 14th Jun 2009 04:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Xenon..."
silicon
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2005-07-30



Nothing wrong with it using Linux if all you are referring to is the kernel itself - I too wallow in tears when I see yet another GNU/Linux distribution that embraces all the badly broken ideas of the past simply to get something quickly to market. What also frustrates me is the continuos creation of new distributions that add nothing over the others.

HAL is a major battery sucking parasite - yet instead of developers going in and finishing off DeviceKit to fully replace all of HAL; we have yet another distribution. Instead of making more of the Linux kernel tickless and improve suspend/resume, we have yet another distribution being made.

If Linux and all the associated components were at the peak of perfection and the only things needed were tweaks - then sure, rock your socks off with another distribution. The reality is that these components are far from perfection and thus resources should be spent on improving the fundamentals of the system instead of assuming that the problems can be nailed down to the distributors (which is what creating another distribution is saying - all the problems that exist with Linux sit with distributors rather than the fundamentals of the system).


People do what they like. They have absolutely no obligation to work to make your vision come true.

Do you seriously beleive that all the people making distributions have the skills or manpower or motivation to improve the kernel?

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RE[3]: Xenon...
by kaiwai on Sun 14th Jun 2009 05:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Xenon..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

People do what they like. They have absolutely no obligation to work to make your vision come true.

Do you seriously beleive that all the people making distributions have the skills or manpower or motivation to improve the kernel?


Pull you head out of your bum - I never demanded anything; they can do what ever the hell they want; they can sit on a cactus whilst singing 'Yankee doodle dandy' if they so wish. Not every criticism of a given decision by another person means that the individual demands that they do something different - any more than me criticising the American government is demanding that the American people make me the Tsar of the USA!

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RE[3]: Xenon...
by alucinor on Sun 14th Jun 2009 19:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Xenon..."
alucinor Member since:
2006-01-06

Nah I would say his complaint is valid ... more people shouldn't have such ambiguously lofty visions for computing and focus on the little things -- heck only by focusing on the little things does one really get an understand of the bigger things ... just look at all the open source leaders out there, they are successful because they've focused on a particular needed and necessary detail. But take a look at this website: wow, all sorts of buzz words going off -- I'm sorry, but I'm a bit skeptic when I see rotating menu items and something about "the cloud". It claims to be revolutionary, but sounds exactly like Ulteo, going as far as to be based on Linux. We'll see I guess ...

But the original point is that it's sad to see yet another gust of hot air when what's needed is more grunt work to the existing ecosystem ... people need to just get over themselves if they want to contribute, but hey at least this kind of thing as mentioned in the article seems like a start.

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