Linked by the_randymon on Tue 29th Jan 2013 01:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung's recent Android 4.1.2 upgrade for the Galaxy Note 10.1 adds power and flexibility to the company's unique offering of Android multiwindowing features. With this update, the Galaxy Note 10.1 can run up to 16 multiwindow-enabled Android apps at once, Windows/Mac-like, on a single screen. Apps endowed with Samsung's multiwindow technology are usable in three viewing modes: full screen, dual view, and cascade view." There are already some complaining this represents a dangerous fork of Android. I thinks it's a step in the right direction.
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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

This is why OEMs are dying. They want to stand out and make money, this leads to the craptacular amount of crapware on pcs, plus the oem's own "support software" to make it easier to order more ink or a completely new computer when the current one is too overloaded with crap the crapware installs.

This is why Microsoft is moving into hardware.

With linux, they could differentiate with things like kde plasmoids, themes, and ease of use ( zero config for your specific hardware), without greatly affecting its speed or functionality.

But of course MS office would be out of the question.

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by moondevil on Wed 30th Jan 2013 09:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I know it would probably make hardware expensive again, but I miss the all-in-one computers from the late 80's, Amiga, Atari, Mac and so on.

The differentiation was made by the full package, hardware + software, and not via crapware.

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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by zima on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 23:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

This is why OEMs are dying. They want to stand out and make money, this leads to the craptacular amount of crapware on pcs [...]
With linux, they could differentiate with things like kde plasmoids, themes, and ease of use ( zero config for your specific hardware), without greatly affecting its speed or functionality.

They could probably do something close to that with Windows, too - but guess what they choose to do.

And actually, Android Linux phones typically come with ~crapware included...

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