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[5]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sat 13th Aug 2011 12:22 UTC 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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RE[7]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Aug 2011 09:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Wrong"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

That is for Windows 7 Professional ... which has pretty much everything built in.

I suspect home premium is much cheaper.

EDIT: Just checked £43 ... much less than a weekly food shop.

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