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____/ High Plains Thumper on Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 11:34 : \____
> Don Zeigler wrote:
>> Tim Smith wrote:
>>> Nowhere in the article you cite does Nokia say Linux
>>> fragmentation is a good thing. Why do you insist on making
>>> up inaccurate headlines?
>> Why do you insist on reading them and worrying about them?
>> Obsessed fuckhead.
> Seems these trolls have difficulty with their reading
> comprehension. In context it was speaking of open source and not
> duplicating another's products specifications point for point.
> Fragmentation within mobile platforms helps handset manufacturers
> and software developers to properly address customers' needs, a
> senior Nokia executive has said. [...]
> "Inside any specific market, if you offer the same product as
> your competitors the only thing you can compete on is price,"
> Nystrom told delegates at the Open Source In Mobile 09 conference
> in Amsterdam. "[Differentiating gives you] the opportunity to be
> better, and to have a higher sale price or margin". [...]
> Nokia is currently developing two open-source mobile platforms:
> Symbian and Maemo. Symbian is a proprietary operating system that
> is in the process of being open-sourced, whereas Maemo is a
> lightweight Linux distribution that, in Nystrom's words, is the
> result of Nokia "pulling together different open source
> components in the way open source has always flourished".
> Personally, I like variety. It gives me choices and find
> something that meets a need, with features I value over some
> monopolistic company that wants all things their way.
> Departing a little from Linux, an example of good fragmentation
> is the iPhone. It combined the iPod with a cellphone and added
> an interesting user interface, unlike others. OTOH, Microsoft's
> Zune is just another "mp3" player, it doesn't do anything unique.
> As Craig Ferguson stated:
The trolls have no point. They bend the point, shoot straw men.
~~ Best of wishes
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