Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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by mutantsushi on Sun 14th Apr 2013 04:00 UTC
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Well, I agree that the really interesting technical questions weren't asked...

I would say the issue of the moment is QT platforms (in combo with HTML apps), and it's interesting because it's being picked up by multiple projects, with differing degress of openness. Sailfish seems to be one of the more promising, but it's more closed than Android at least regarding the UI above the more invisible system level. But since the application API is largely open, there isn't as much potential for lock-in and abuse. Android's application API is likewise already 'reverse engineered' (including in Sailfish), so that lock-in just isn't as strong as it could be. This holds the potential for vendors like HP to integrate these API layers with their kernel like QNX, and a UI to suit.

Edited 2013-04-14 04:02 UTC

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