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[8]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Lennie on Sun 16th Sep 2012 09:42 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

The current enterprise runs mostly on proprietary software, this is partly due to inertia.

But if all enterprises were running open source desktop software, most people would do the same at home.

Because that is the software they know, they work with it every day.

Trust me, I support users who are not technical and they can use an open source desktop just as well as a no open source desktop.

The desktop runs Ubuntu LTS, which works really well for them. They had just as many problems (user not understanding something), than they had with running a Windows desktop. But the Ubuntu LTS desktop I've set up for them is more predictable then Windows.

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RE[9]: Comment by stabbyjones
by moondevil on Sun 16th Sep 2012 11:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by stabbyjones"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Are you a software developer just selling services on top of only free software to both domestic and enterprise customers?

How do you pay your bills?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

How do you pay your bills?


What's with this obsession about how to pay your bills with OSS? You bring this up all the time even when it doesn't relate to the topic at hand.

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RE[10]: Comment by stabbyjones
by lemur2 on Sun 16th Sep 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by stabbyjones"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Are you a software developer just selling services on top of only free software to both domestic and enterprise customers?

How do you pay your bills?


Open source is economically the best option for companies whose primary business is NOT to sell software. Any business whose products incorporate software, but the product itself is not the software per se, has a great business case to use open source.

Hence open source Android for businesses which sell phones, not apps.

Hence Samsung:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/257063/samsung_gets_serious_about_li...
http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-linux-foundation-apple-2012-...

Hence Toyota:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2011/07/toy...
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/72867.html

Hence the scientific projects such as the Large Hadron Collider:
http://www.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/09/large-hadron-collider--...

Hence the OIN community:
http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/licensees.php

Hence Google:
http://code.google.com/opensource/projects.html

These companies and institutions all collaborate to invest in open source software, to the benefit of all of them.

This is how the bills are paid.

Edited 2012-09-16 12:17 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Lennie on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:33 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Sure, why not ?

Here is an example:

Working at an hosting provider you probably rely on open source for pretty much all your business needs.

You might not sell software, but you develop software for automation or services.

You can also replace hosting provider with some company like: Amazon or Ebay or whatever.

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