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____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 00:24 : \____
> Ezekiel wrote:
>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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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.
>> #1 - Nokia said that fragmentation is good within the mobile platform
>> is good - they said nothing about "GNU/Linux" as your bullshit headline
> "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".
>> #2 - And why is it good for them??? Because Nokia can use 'fragmentation'
>> squeeze extra money out of customers.
> "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".
> "If you avoid fragmentation at all costs, youre limiting the opportunity to
> engage with consumers and offer them something new," he added.
>> "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".
> I don't understand what you are trying to say there....
> - Are you against higher prices, full stop?
> - Are you against a higher price for something better?
> - Are you saying that in a free market, market forces won't work?
> - or are you just agreeing that Open Source in general, and GNU/Linux in
> particular, gives manufacturers the ability to each improve his own product
> in his own way to the benefit of all, rather than (just for example) all
> manufacturers using an embedded MS OS?
> Presumably you agree that Linux is the market leader in embedded OSs?
The trolls don't like talking about embedded OSs. It belittles their masters.
~~ Best of wishes
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