Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 23:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Cyanogen, makers of popular software based on Android that extends the abilities of smartphones, is making a bid for the mainstream. The four-year-old company, which began as a one-person side project, said today that it has raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The goal is to vault past Blackberry and Windows Phone to become the third-most popular mobile operating system, after traditional Android and iOS. And the company is already closer than you might think.

The announcement blog post has more details and background. This is either the best idea they've ever had, or the beginning of the end. I honestly have no idea which of the two it will be. I like the fact that they might be more popular than Windows Phone though - puts everything into perspective, doesn't it?

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by bnolsen on Thu 19th Sep 2013 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

<quote> God, some of you like to rehash the same anti-MS garbage every thread. </quote>

I don't start threads named: "Comment By Nelson" which start by constantly rehashing the same spin.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So what do you call what you've done, exactly?
Its the same, tired bullshit that I've been hearing people like you parrot on endlessly about since as long as this website has existed.

If we did a search for "convicted monopolist" on this website you'd find a set of identical comment by the collective hivemind here.

When its others breaking the law or hurting consumers there are justifications a mile high,when its Microsoft suddenly everyone is Judge and Jury.

Let it go man. Take a deep breath.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas_maximus on Fri 20th Sep 2013 19:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The thing is that people like Nelson and I, we work with Microsoft Stuff on a daily basis. It is our bread and butter.

There are a lot of shitty things I don't like that Microsoft does. But I rarely had things which are total time wasters with regards to ASP.NET stack.

So you guys constantly bash Microsoft for things that I find trivial. Some things are shitty, but they are bashed for everything.

e.g. Microsoft responds to user back-lash by doing a 180 on policy ... people on here and on the internet in general were actually having a go about Microsoft for listening to the response they got after they presented their ideas and actually spending a lot of time, money and resources actually implementing the changes that people wanted.

I also get called a Microsoft Zealot when I actively support projects like OpenBSD by actually supporting their releases by buying their CDs even though I could wait a few weeks or follow current on my server which runs it.

Also a lot of it stops any sensible discussion and tbh it shows a lack of maturity when discussing a technical subject.

Edited 2013-09-20 19:38 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by ilovebeer on Sat 21st Sep 2013 06:55 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

So you guys constantly bash Microsoft for things that I find trivial. Some things are shitty, but they are bashed for everything.

e.g. Microsoft responds to user back-lash by doing a 180 on policy ... people on here and on the internet in general were actually having a go about Microsoft for listening to the response they got after they presented their ideas and actually spending a lot of time, money and resources actually implementing the changes that people wanted.

Some people are truly obsessed with hating anything to do with Microsoft -- like an extremely bitter ex-girlfriend, they just can't let go and can't resist their internal urge to talk constant shit. It's unhealthy to be plagued with so much solicited hate. Why some people choose to torment themselves in that manner is beyond me.

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