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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RE[2]: Martin Hedberg
by kaiwai on Mon 15th Apr 2013 02:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Martin Hedberg"
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But in fairness though there are vendors that release 'nice looking hardware' (subjective at that) but at hamstrung by the fact that all they have to offer is Windows. As I've said in the past, for vendors to restore margins and stand out as something different they need to have an operating system of their own and actually be willing to spend the money to bring it up to speed. The problem is that far too many vendors such as Dell focus only from quarter to quarter sales and thus ignore the bigger picture are their own peril.

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RE[3]: Martin Hedberg
by tylerdurden on Mon 15th Apr 2013 03:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Martin Hedberg"
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Dell already tried their hand at crafting their own operating system, and by many accounts it was one of the better Unix implementations on x86 of its day. And yet, it failed to gain any significant traction.

Running an actual business is a different experience than waxing poetic for a few seconds about "how things should be," from the safety of your home.

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