Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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RE: Comment by shmerl - a second hopeful
by jabbotts on Tue 14th Dec 2010 16:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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I'm a second hopeful for Meego. Having used Maemo through N800 to N900, the only WTF I've run into with Maemo5 was the lack of Samba client which existed in maemo4 if not Maemo3. (Booo.. why does my N900 file manager not just simply list my open shares at home like my N810 does)

(Ruby should also be fixed or updated to match other systems. There's no excuse why Metasploit and other Ruby apps should fail with an error against Ruby just because it's on Maemo.)

Of the mobile platforms out there though, Maemo/Meego is actually "open" not just marketed as such.

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