Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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Well, I'm interested in conventional Linux, but of course system can be designed in any way authors want, that's their right. But the point is, mobile and desktop in general, have already enough competition and struggle of closed vs open, and something that benefit Linux and open source at large has an advantage. I.e. even if something could be shared to the practical point of allowing ports of open systems to those devices - it's already good. But with Android it's not the case. I.e. Android's success doesn't help porting Linux to those platforms, primarily because of the problems described above. While it really could be more helpful, considering that it draws on Linux a lot (at least on the kernel).

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