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Posted May 17, 2012 19:21 UTC (Thu) by jcm (subscriber, #18262)
Or, we could admit that no matter how much we like or dislike the offerings out there, there is a reason people don't run Linux on their consumer electronics. Sure, maybe only 2% of people would run Linux without it being default, but it would be much higher than 1% if there were actually a useful platform. Want to write an Android app? There are books, tools, it's *easy*. So easy, a dog could do it. Want to write a Linux app? Well...first one starts by putting on the condescending attitude and then proceeds to lecture people that they're all wrong in wanting books or stable platforms and that really, the only way forward is to read all the code...wait? Where did everyone go? Oh, that's right, they're using Android, OS X, and those other platforms that make their lives easier. Ah yes. I give up :)
Posted May 17, 2012 19:24 UTC (Thu) by jcm (subscriber, #18262)
Posted May 21, 2012 16:37 UTC (Mon) by job (guest, #670)
Posted May 22, 2012 14:54 UTC (Tue) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted May 24, 2012 11:31 UTC (Thu) by job (guest, #670)
I don't think it's asking too much to plug wide open holes that are already public. It's not like it's the first time.
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