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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It is all about the money
by moondevil on Sat 15th Sep 2012 06:39 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

When will geeks finally get that the corporations are only nice to open source when they can find ways to extract money from it?

On my years at big handset company, I've witness this every day, while some divisions were adepts of open source, others were as proprietary as they could.

Open source only got this far, because on the server side there are lots of ways to make money out of it, no so on the desktop side.

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RE: It is all about the money
by ilovebeer on Sat 15th Sep 2012 06:50 in reply to "It is all about the money"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

When will geeks finally get that the corporations are only nice to open source when they can find ways to extract money from it?

When they get that for-profit companies conduct business in a for-profit manner and aren't obligated to give charity and free hand-outs to people who beg.

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