Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 12:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM has announced it's going to remove the PlayBook's ability to sideload applications. The company claims it's to prevent the piracy problems in the "chaotic cesspool of Android Market". However, the company provided no evidence, studies, or whatever to back up their claims. Considering the state of RIM's business, I'd say the company has bigger fish to fry, but alas. At this point, I'm just hoping they don't do a BeOS, but open the QNX code before they go belly-up.
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RE: QNX to FSF = HURD
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:29 UTC in reply to "QNX to FSF = HURD"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

The problem with HURD is not the lack of a viable microkernel, its with HURD's complex design and ambitious goals combined with lack of developer resources.

In retrospect, they probably should have in the name of freedom, just done a FOSS unix-like clone. Its pretty clear the FOSS market chose that in GNU/Linux, rather than trying to realize the HURD.

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RE[2]: QNX to FSF = HURD
by demetrioussharpe on Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE: QNX to FSF = HURD"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

The problem with HURD is not the lack of a viable microkernel, its with HURD's complex design and ambitious goals combined with lack of developer resources.

In retrospect, they probably should have in the name of freedom, just done a FOSS unix-like clone. Its pretty clear the FOSS market chose that in GNU/Linux, rather than trying to realize the HURD.


Right! At this stage of the game, HURD's the poster child for vaperware.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, the development is in the open. Its been worked on, and you can track the progress and even test it on virtual machines. Not what I would call vaporware.

http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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