Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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RE: Thanks Thom
by Beachchairs on Sat 15th May 2010 21:23 UTC in reply to "Thanks Thom"
Beachchairs
Member since:
2009-04-10

If the most active area of operating system advancements is cell phones, I don't mind that. But how 'bout some stories about these operating systems? It seems that OSNews primarily covers these companies' lawsuits and hardware releases, but not much at all regarding the actual operating systems.

This. WebOS is talked about like it was the second coming of Jesus, but (as a Blackberry user) I don't really know what was so special about it.

What about doing a smartphone OS rundown?

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RE[2]: Thanks Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 23:19 in reply to "RE: Thanks Thom"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What about doing a smartphone OS rundown?


I'd love to. When any of the modern Android phones actually make it to the Dutch market. When the webOS finally arrives on the Dutch market. And, of course, I'd need to have the money. You see, it's not as simple as it seems. We can't snap our fingers and have expensive hardware magically appear on our desks.

It'd be great if I could compare, I don't know, a Nexus One and a Pre Plus to my iPhone 3GS. The thing is - Google, Palm, and my wallet won't let me.

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RE[3]: Thanks Thom
by Bobthearch on Sun 16th May 2010 01:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks Thom"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Heck, I've had the same cell phone for years, and with no plans to spend money on a new fancier one. So all of the iPhone/SmartPhone/Blackberry/WebOS stuff is rather un-involving.

Are there any emulators, simulators, or demos available for non-owners of gadget phones? Just so we can follow along with the news discussions?

I'm always interested in trying new operating systems, but not at the expense of buying a new computer for each one.

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RE[3]: Thanks Thom
by jptros on Sun 16th May 2010 04:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks Thom"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

I'd love to. When any of the modern Android phones actually make it to the Dutch market. When the webOS finally arrives on the Dutch market.


Slightly off topic response, but therein lies the problem. I personally am as interested in the these new mobile operating systems as I am a desktop or server operating system but the mobile device market is far from a free one in terms of availability thanks to all of the crooked carriers and their lock-in attempts through contracts and exclusivity agreements with the device manufacturers.

Who knows though, maybe some big mega-corp will buy out OS news one day and companies will start sending you guys free phones and stuff to write about and you can limit comments to 10 per page to increase ad-based revenue on coverage of big release events... oh wait, we have engadget for that -- kidding fellas.

Despite the increasingly lack of OS news, I still find the content you guys produce to be interesting, even the legal rubbish. I think a lot of the legal stuff, boring or not, is important to report on. Most if not all of us here love OS's from big companies or some college students dorm room and this stuff directly affects them and their ability to progress on to bigger things; all of them. Some folks might consider it off topic, I think it's far from it.

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RE[3]: Thanks Thom
by unbeliever_NL on Sun 16th May 2010 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks Thom"
unbeliever_NL Member since:
2010-05-16

HTC Desire = Google Nexus One and available in the
Dutch market. Just a thought...

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