Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Apr 2013 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote about why OSNews was no longer OSNews: the alternative operating system scene had died, and OSNews, too, had to go with the times and move towards reporting on a new wave of operating systems - mobile, and all the repercussions that the explosion of smartphones and tablets have caused. Still, I was wondering something today: why aren't we seeing alternative operating systems on mobile?
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What about academics
by digitallysane on Tue 16th Apr 2013 11:05 UTC
digitallysane
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2011-12-19

What I find interesting actually is the lack of projects in this area coming from universities.
There used to be some amazing experimental projects (Plan 9, Oberon, Squeak) from universities and labs and I'm not aware of such experiments done on mobile devices.
It's also interesting to note that when some consistent hardware (arduino, Raspberry Pi) appears, it kind of encourages innovation more.

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