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[2]: Wrong
by JAlexoid on Sat 13th Aug 2011 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Wrong"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

My Windows 7 machine runs flawlessly without reboot for months.

Windows NT kernel is extremely reliable (especially after NT 4.0) and you will not see BSODs or system lockups unless you have failing hardware.


I'm happy for you.

And my 4 y/o machine(that has hardware labelled as supported by Vista) has a crapload of issues when I switch to play games on Windows7. Main reason why Linux is my main OS now - the hardware support is nowhere near what it is in Linux. I guess the tables have turned...

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RE[3]: Wrong
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Aug 2011 09:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I honestly think that some of these problems are made up tbh or you guys buy the cheapest shittiest e-machine PCs.

I have never seen Vista or 7 BSOD for anything that was not hardware related ... never. I used to make a little extra cash fixing computers while at uni.

"In Real Life" as opposed to the internet is the only places that I see these problems.

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RE[4]: Wrong
by JAlexoid on Sun 14th Aug 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yeah... My box cost me €600(monitor excl) at the time(2007) was the "cheapest shittiest e-machine". Worked perfectly with Windows XP for 3 years. And the part that is giving me the headache with Windows 7 now, is the part I looked up to be the most reliable part of all - the motherboard.

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