Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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Mostly harmless
by Beta on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:12 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

How important would you say it is if the underlying kernel is the same?

Firefox OS will be my next platform, alongside Android on my other portable devices, and whatever Linux distro I’ve yet to play with…

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RE: Mostly harmless
by ebasconp on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:31 in reply to "Mostly harmless"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

How important would you say it is if the underlying kernel is the same?


OS X is also a unix and the user experience is quite different if we compare it against, say, KDE.

For the end user, the UX is what really matters.

BTW, Thom, tell us all your feeling about the N9 when you will have it in your hands! Jolla will give us a very similar experience, I guess.

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RE: Mostly harmless
by rcsteiner on Thu 21st Mar 2013 22:23 in reply to "Mostly harmless"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

The kernel is obviously the key in terms of OS performance, but user-level features tend to be found in the shell.

I always play with as many desktop interfaces as I can (at least easily) on a given platform. And enhancements if I can find them. :-)

The more types of interfaces you play with, the more experience you gain, and the easier switching between platforms becomes.

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