[kwlug-disc] Linux is lagging behind
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Apr 29 15:09:45 EDT 2010
On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 02:34:56PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Am I wrong on being surprised that I can't download the latest copy of
> mobile linux and dump it on my phone? I know that some of this is due
> to closed hardware limitations, but somehow, someway linux needs to be
> pushing forward on this front before consumers settle on a non-linux OS.
Consumers settled on a closed source OS on the PC too, before Linux
came around. It might take a while before people see the benefit.
If the source is available (Android), that's already way farther than
we were with Windows. Open comes before easy. I think it's a little
early to be expecting phone distros. We're still working on the "phone"
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