Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Soulbender on Sat 15th Sep 2012 01:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

and take a look at what advancements have come as a result of free & open systems.


The internet.

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v RE[5]: Comment by stabbyjones
by ilovebeer on Sat 15th Sep 2012 04:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Did you actually just say that?


Yes. Do you want more examples?
Many of todays programming languages: Python, PHP, Haskell, Erlang, Ruby, D, Caml etc etc.
Stuff that powers the internet: nginx, apache, lighttpd, varnish, RoR, tomcat, jetty etc etc.
The list goes on.

But hey, lets pretend open and free has never advanced or contributed anything, if that makes you feel better.

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snowbender Member since:
2006-05-04

Your reaction makes it very clear you have no clue what you are talking about regarding open systems.

If it wouldn't be for open systems, you would not have internet the way it is today, and it probably would not even exist. You would have a lot of company-specific networks instead, like a Google network, and a Microsoft network, and so on. If it wouldn't be for open systems, email would not exist, ftp would not exist, ssh would not exist, http would not exist.

A lot of technologies in IT would not exist the way they do today. Even OSX wouldn't exist the way it is today, since they wouldn't be able to build it on top of BSD.

That does not mean that there is no proprietary technology that made big advancements or anything like that. But saying that open systems is irrelevant, just shows you are clueless.

Btw, the big difference between open systems and closed systems is that open systems allow others to build on top of them and takes things even further. Closed systems only allow the creator of the closed system to build further on it.

Edited 2012-09-15 08:29 UTC

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