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[News] Nokia Says 'Fragmentation' in GNU/Linux is a Good Thing

  • Subject: [News] Nokia Says 'Fragmentation' in GNU/Linux is a Good Thing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:52:23 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Fragmentation good for the user, says Nokia

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| Fragmentation within mobile platforms helps handset manufacturers 
| and software developers to properly address customers' needs, a 
| senior Nokia executive has said.


N900 PUSHed as a hackerâs best friend

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| This past Sunday I was invited to Londonâs Southbank to take a peek 
| at a number of arty hacks centred around the new Nokia N900 
| tabletyphonething. The hackers involved were from Tinker.it, a 
| creative consultancy that seems to specialise in making physical 
| things that represent the digital world. A lot of what they do 
| seems to revolve around the Arduino platform (a small 
| microcontroller that can talk to sensors and various external 
| modules) and Nokia gave them the task of taking us back to the 
| 80âs.



Nokia launches N900 hack fest!

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| The Nokia N900 net tabletâs hardware is impressive enough, but its
| real selling point is the all new, multitasking Maemo 5 operating
| system. Espooâs proud of what it can do, and to show it off, itâs
| launching its very own, Nokia endorsed hacking competition for crafty
| coders. Want to get involved? Keep reading to find out how.


Hands on with the Nokia N900 and Maemo 5

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| Qt will become the API across Nokia devices, which means developers might
| actually start writing applications for them. Qt is much easier for quick and
| dirty applications, and proven for heavyweights such as Google Earth, Opera
| and Skype, where high performance is a necessity.


Nokia bolsters phone lineup, prices laptop at $820


Nokia World 09 brings new smartphones, netbooks


Nokiaâs Free Software bullshit and insults in Maemo

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| Thereâs a wiki page in Maemo explaining why there are some proprietary
| software. That page needs to be passed by the bullshit filter, like I said in
| my comment, Nokia is far from being friendly to Free Software. Theyâre
| actually quite aggressive and strongly lobby for the legalization of software
| patents in Europe. Donât be fooled by the sugar coating, they are not your
| friend. So what is in the wiki page after you pass the bullshit filter?
|     * Brand We think that âopen sourceâ reduces our brand value
|     * Differentiation Proprietary software is much better, just use it
|     * Legacy We donât want to be shamed by the garbage we forcefeed upon you
|     * IPR & licensing issues Software Patents are good, just buy the freaking
|     licenses from us.
|     * Security Since we sell dangerous products, we take your freedom away so
|     you donât make the mistake of getting proof theyâre crap (like their
|     batteries, which the phones must know the limits of)
|     * Third party Just accept that we know best and choose from the best

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