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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RE: Comment by Luminair
by rain on Thu 18th Apr 2013 21:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
rain
Member since:
2005-07-09

arrived late. did anyone inform thom that there are more android distros than gnu/linux ones?


He isn't asking about Android distros. He's asking about alternative operating systems.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 19th Apr 2013 18:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

so now we're back to slashdot 2001 debating what an operating system is.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Alfman on Sat 20th Apr 2013 01:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2011-01-28

"so now we're back to slashdot 2001 debating what an operating system is."


We *could* debate semantics like whether "hobbyist mobile operating systems" should include android forks or not, but that's kind of missing Thom's point. He asks why there are no alternative hobby operating systems (not just forks) in the mobile realm like there were in the desktop realm.

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