Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Ever since I bought my HTC HD7 way back in October 2010, I have been hooked on Windows Phone. Without even being able to test-drive the new operating system (The Netherlands didn't get Windows Phone 7 until a year later), I imported the HD7 from the US - the minimalist, stark, clean, flat, and textual interface spoke to me, and I just knew I would like it. And like it, I did.
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RE[2]: Digital design is plain ugly
by tkeith on Mon 21st Jan 2013 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Digital design is plain ugly"
tkeith
Member since:
2010-09-01


That has zero to do with this discussion, and I have no clue why you brought it up. But since you did, I have to say that you're fooling yourself; Android may be based on a Free software stack but it's no more Free than iOS. Just as OS X/iOS are based on FreeBSD, yet they are not Free OSes given all the proprietary crap included, so it is with Android (albeit to a lesser extent).


What if he just meant freedom to sideload apps and customize the phone to his liking. Not everyone wants or cares about a stallman-esce version of "freedom". I think he was just saying why he doesn't personally use iOS, despite liking the design.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Look at his post again. There's a difference between freedom and Freedom, with the latter generally used to denote F/OSS.

Granted, it could just be his personal writing style, but I definitely got the sense it was about respect towards open source.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

What if he just meant freedom to sideload apps and customize the phone to his liking. Not everyone wants or cares about a stallman-esce version of "freedom".


That IS the Stallman-esque version of freedom.

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