Linked by snydeq on Fri 12th Aug 2011 19:05 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Google has finally acknowledged that its characterization of Android as open source is false and, in the end, this can only make the mobile platform stronger, InfoWorld's Galen Gruman argues. 'It's hard for believers to accept that open source brings with it difficulties, but look at the consistent failure of the other open source mobile platforms -- Moblin, Maemo, and MeeGo -- that all devolved into grad-student-like thought experiments and personal pet projects. Users don't want that, and ultimately products are sold to users.' Instead, Google has been quietly taking parts of Android back in house to develop them purposefully and deeply, and as Google has asserted more control over Android, it's improved.
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RE[4]: Wrong
by Veto on Sat 13th Aug 2011 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong"
Veto
Member since:
2010-11-13

"So they finally put APT on Windows?
Got me there ... I can't use a slow package management system, but I can install programs quickly and easily from .exe and .msi files (or I just unzip) ;-D. "

Let me rephrase that: "Can I have all my programs updated effectively (with security fixes etc.) without having a bazillion update-programs running in the background and prompting me at each start-up?" (BTW. "Slow package system"?? You obviously don't know what you are talking about!)

" Can MacOSX run on a ten years old computer as a network firewall?
No okay, got me there. But why would you want to use a 10 year old computer as a firewall and spend more money running it than buying a decent router ... I have no f--king idea. "

Yeah, but that router is very likely running Linux as well - and can be customized by OpenWRT etc. :-)

"Most of all, can I legally use Windows of MacOSX free of charge?
TBH if it being $0 is the only reason you are using something that just makes you a cheapskate ... "

Ooohh, Mr. Rich Guy. Maybe people in the third world just generally are cheapskates? Personally I hate paying too high taxes because my government administration, schools etc. have to pay uncompetitive prices to monopolies... and why pay plenty bucks for something which is much cheaper and just as good?

Way to go buddy ... you have proved you are a ignorant cheapskate

Way to go buddy ... you have proved you are an obnoxious troll

Edited 2011-08-13 11:14 UTC

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RE[5]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sat 13th Aug 2011 12:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I run Windows without a hundreds of update programs in the background ... it called not installing crap.

Also the 3rd world argument is bullshit ... we aren't there, £120 (for Professional) for something that is supported for 10 years isn't expensive as I already pointed out.

I actually do know what I am talking about when it comes to Linux since I was actually Linux Admin in my last job. APT was good when everything else was rubbish ... pre 2004? Personally the best package management system is on OpenBSD.

I must be a troll because I debunked all your points. Next time learn to RAEG better.

Edited 2011-08-13 12:22 UTC

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RE[6]: Wrong
by mahiyu on Sat 13th Aug 2011 23:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong"
mahiyu Member since:
2010-08-06

Also the 3rd world argument is bullshit ... we aren't there, £120 (for Professional) for something that is supported for 10 years isn't expensive as I already pointed out.


£0.03 per day (the figure you gave earlier) doesn't sound expensive, but £120 is a fair amount of money to pay out in one go for a lot of people. It's the reason I use Linux Mint rather than Windows on my media PC.

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