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: Comment by jigzat
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

so basically GNU/Linux has to adapt itself to any hardware condition out there whether the hardware companies document it's hardware features or not, so there is nothing new here.


And do you think Windows or OSX doesn't have to? That the code to support the features manifests itself from the thin air?

Google domination from my point of view is really really bad for consumers like me who hate advertising


There has always been advertising, there always will be. If Google suddenly just dropped dead some other entity would replace it and you'd still be seeing ads. As such Google's domination is totally irrelevant on this point, you are just deluding yourself if you believe otherwise.

and is really bad for software developers like me because users are beginning to ask why do developers charge money for software when a big company like Google has so many free products and services (real life case)


If users questioning you is bad then the problem is on your end. A good developer knows how to answer that question.

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by Kochise on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

May I add this : Microsoft bought Skype. Now MSN and Skype are ads riden. And I don't think Google have anything to do about that.

Just awaiting Apple's move to cripple iTunes with ads. After all they prevented any other ads operator on iPhone to have the monopoly of it.

Kochise

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

Dude you just contradicted one post later:

"so basically GNU/Linux has to adapt itself to any hardware condition out there whether the hardware companies document it's hardware features or not, so there is nothing new here.


And do you think Windows or OSX doesn't have to? That the code to support the features manifests itself from the thin air?
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"Since when has it even worked that direction?


Since forever. When a manufacturer wants to ensure their chips will be adopted quickly they often write the code needed and to also ensure there are as few bugs in the supporting code as possible.
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"and is really bad for software developers like me because users are beginning to ask why do developers charge money for software when a big company like Google has so many free products and services (real life case)


If users questioning you is bad then the problem is on your end. A good developer knows how to answer that question.
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Yes I deviated a bit from the main subject but that is no reason to do personal attacks. Yes I have managed to convince consumers, yet the fact that they are asking for price-free or price-free-supported software shows my point that Google is making software looks like a cereal box price.

Osnews I think there is troll in the forum.

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RE[3]: Comment by jigzat
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Sep 2012 18:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Dude you just contradicted one post later:


No, I didn't: the code still has to be written by someone, no matter the OS. You were portraying the situation as if Windows and OSX do not need such, only Linux, something that is obviously not true.

Yes I deviated a bit from the main subject but that is no reason to do personal attacks.


Saying the problem is on your end is a personal attack?

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