Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 12th Nov 2012 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Yes, the main point of Android was "come early - get the market", not do best, get the market. It has obvious benefits which attracted many vendors though. But I'd rather not see it spreading into desktop. Even on mobile I see it as a temporary thing, since there is definitely room for better. Meego failed because of bureaucracy and corporate control failures. Now it's regaining steam as Mer and Jolla & KDE as major pushers. I hope it'll will succeed as a viable and better alternative for Android on mobile.

One of the weak points of Android is rather inferior multithreading. It's not really suitable to be a serious desktop OS. So let it play its role on mobile for now. But on the desktop - no thanks.

Edited 2012-11-12 05:00 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by mkone on Mon 12th Nov 2012 20:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-03-14

Mer, Jolla and KDE as _major_ pushers! That is stretching the definition of major.

Stop kidding yourself that Meego is coming back. No chance!

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 12th Nov 2012 21:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

They are major pushers for mobile Linux. Who else pushes it? Canonical may be to a smaller degree. All others are too busy with Android. Meego isn't coming back because there is no Meego anymore. There is Mer, and it's already here.

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