Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Aug 2014 22:32 UTC, submitted by Decius
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

How do you determine what makes a good OS? What makes iOS vs. Android or Windows Phone vs. BB10, or any other such comparison not just about the fanboyism? Is it even possible to arrive at a scientific conclusion to this question? If we look at entire ecosystems, Android and iOS are obvious choices for buyers because of the sheer amount of apps they have available. However, what's that got to do with an answer to the question, "What's the best designed OS out of the box?"

Not going to spoil it for you.

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RE[8]: My criteria
by benjymouse on Wed 27th Aug 2014 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: My criteria"
benjymouse
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2011-08-06

As known, being open source can't defend against jerk behavior. One can remember what happened with Oracle vs Google and the Java / Dalvik problems. Given known dirty MS reputation it's not unreasonable to expect any foul play from them (they supported Oracle's claim that APIs are copyrightable by the way).

But I guess in this case it's in their interest to promote C# so it's counterproductive for them to mess with its adoption. It doesn't mean it can't ever change.


Behold! One of the finwst examples of FUD. Ever. Completely devoid of facts, but full of unsubstantiated assertions, scaremongering and logical fallacies.

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RE[9]: My criteria
by torp on Wed 27th Aug 2014 20:12 in reply to "RE[8]: My criteria"
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2010-08-10

"As known, being open source can't defend against jerk behavior. One can remember what happened with Oracle vs Google and the Java / Dalvik problems. Given known dirty MS reputation it's not unreasonable to expect any foul play from them (they supported Oracle's claim that APIs are copyrightable by the way).

But I guess in this case it's in their interest to promote C# so it's counterproductive for them to mess with its adoption. It doesn't mean it can't ever change.


Behold! One of the finwst examples of FUD. Ever. Completely devoid of facts, but full of unsubstantiated assertions, scaremongering and logical fallacies.
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But unfortunately it fits Microsoft's past behaviour well. They may have attempted to change in the past few years, but seriously, no one noticed. The cool kids do iOS and Android these days.

In my specific case, i don't care what they promise now. After 10+ years of using Linux/OS X 95% of the time, I'm simply not interested.

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RE[9]: My criteria
by shmerl on Thu 28th Aug 2014 01:40 in reply to "RE[8]: My criteria"
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2010-06-08

MS reputation is not FUD. It's just bad. Do you need facts of MS abuse? There are plenty.

Start from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish

What you claimed is not FUD, it's shortsightedness which borders on purposeful misleading. I.e. you claimed "trust MS, they made a promise!". Do you trust promises of the convicted crook? You of course can, but do it on your own risk and don't blame others for not doing it.

Edited 2014-08-28 01:43 UTC

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