Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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RE[4]: I want one!
by BluenoseJake on Fri 4th Jan 2013 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I want one!"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

Right idea, wrong language, the community will be much more supportive of something open, and something widely used by Linux developers, c# is neither of those.

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RE[5]: I want one!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 4th Jan 2013 11:20 in reply to "RE[4]: I want one!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

C# standard is open.

It is by far the best popular programming language around, why it isn't adopted on other platforms I have no idea.

Edited 2013-01-04 11:20 UTC

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RE[6]: I want one!
by ndrw on Fri 4th Jan 2013 13:36 in reply to "RE[5]: I want one!"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

Lucas,

Saying that C# is "by far the best popular programming language" is slightly inaccurate given that it is an almost exact copy of Java. I wouldn't call Java the best language either - it it a great platform but language itself is worse than many OS offerings.

The problem with C# is the bully behind it. Even if MS don't attack you (although they would likely attack Google as they have already done with their other patents) it would simply be a stupid idea to commit to a closed platform. Say, you wrote a successful OS application. It runs on Mono and on Windows. Next thing you know is that someone implements a feature that depends on MS API and you end up with a fork - better version runs only on Windows and is actively developed, the OS version lags behind and is slowly becoming irrelevant.

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RE[6]: I want one!
by BluenoseJake on Fri 4th Jan 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE[5]: I want one!"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Because people don't trust MS, and won't for a long time. It may be an open spec, but at the same time, it is patent encumbered, and their promise not to litigate is not legally binding.

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