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 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong"
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How many steps are required to install a WAMP stack? Can you script that?

You obviously haven't heard of powershell or the web platform installer ... it not quite a WAMP stack ... more of a WIMP stack (Windows, IIS, MySQL and PHP).

Also if you are perverse there are Windows Services for Unix.

No, but OpenBSD comes pretty darn close, with only 2 holes in 15 years.

I actually by OpenBSD CDs, I am well aware of that claim ... the thing is that that is on the "default" install which is extremely locked down.

Maybe I want to run Gbps+ traffic, BGP, VRRP, rate-limiting, TCP SYN proxying, remote OS fingerprinting, etc. Ironically, any decent router these days runs Linux anyway.

GBPS+ traffic as well as the rest on 10 year old hardware ... oh comon!!

Try that on 1000 servers.

You have proven you are an ignorant, desktop only user.

The OP was obviously talking about desktops, why I mentioned MacOSX (not known for being a server) ... Yes in specialist situations Linux can be very good, embedded, server and super computer.

Well done you have missed the point.

Edited 2011-08-13 12:38 UTC

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RE[6]: Wrong
by JAlexoid on Sat 13th Aug 2011 22:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong"
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GBPS+ traffic as well as the rest on 10 year old hardware ... oh comon!!

Easy! 10 y/o hardware is already fast enough to handle those loads. 10 years ago Pentium4's came onto the market. Cheezy 300mhz embedded low-power CPU's can handle 100mbits. 10 GB will not be hard for them.
I use my 7 y/o machine as a test Java app server with no issues, including performance testing.

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