Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[2]: RT is an OEM version
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE: RT is an OEM version"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Linux has won in every catagory except desktop/laptop and tablet.


Linux LOST in the mobile phone category. Android is not Linux, it's an abomination of the ideals of FOSS.

The phone isn't fully open, is incompatible with the mainland kernel, and drivers aren't benefiting Linux as a whole.

Unless you count a black box of proprietary hardware and binary blobs as a "Win"

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RE[3]: RT is an OEM version
by Lennie on Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:26 in reply to "RE[2]: RT is an OEM version"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Not that I don't agree with you.

But only one piece is missing from the mainline kernel, everything else has been or will soon be merged.

The missing piece is called WaveLock:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/app-builder/linux-kernel-33-reunit...

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RE[4]: RT is an OEM version
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:30 in reply to "RE[3]: RT is an OEM version"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Wakelocks have always been at the center of the controversy. They're not a minor feature, it's an entire power management scheme.

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RE[3]: RT is an OEM version
by Treza on Tue 19th Jun 2012 20:34 in reply to "RE[2]: RT is an OEM version"
Treza Member since:
2006-01-11

There can be all sorts of ideals in FOSS.

For example, the BSD folks accept that their code is reused in commercial software. Linux is in GPLv2 instead of GPLv3 as Linus never rejected "Tivoisation"...

There is some work to merge parts of the android patches back into the main kernel tree but, at the end, even forks respect the open source ideals.

Stallman himself had to accept that during the Emacs vs XEmacs war.

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