Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Linux In an interview with the Austrian tech site derStandard.at/web Google's Chris DiBona talks about the important role Open Source plays inside of Google. He also goes on to explain why "Android is the Linux desktop dream come true".
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Oliver Weichhold on Tue 12th Jul 2011 18:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Oliver Weichhold
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2009-06-06


Therefore in practice, Google just caused a huge distraction for hw manufacturers, pushing them away from regular Linux


Actually its the other way around. There is no "regular" Linux. Just a bazillion of distros with huge variety of software stacks on the desktop front. By implementing desktop not relying on the aging X stuff, backed by one of the most important software vendors in the world, Google gave Linux exactly what is needed: some coherent desktop experience.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 12th Jul 2011 19:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2010-06-08

No, it's not true. There is a plenty of regular Linux with common graphical stack. As I said above, Wayland is a much better solution, because it allows to share the effort. Google just pushed manufacturers for their own needs. And those are not needs of Linux desktop.

Edited 2011-07-12 19:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by somebody on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-07-07

Google gave Linux exactly what is needed: some coherent desktop experience.


and as Linux user, i say "they can keep it, i'll be just as happy without it".
- my software runs on any other linux, it doesn't on android
- i can't use android apps on my desktop
where the fsck do you see any coherence here? all i can see is one company pushing its own stack and not even caring about others

btw, am i the only one that got a feeling like interviewer didn't ask any serious question? whole thing reads like questions were asked by google to promote google.

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