Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: Dell Latitude Z Review.

Hash: SHA1

____/ ZnU on Monday 05 Oct 2009 07:12 : \____

>> The Apple engineers might be able to answer this question. Reports suggest
>> they preferred Linux at first, but it was GPL (Jobs doesn't like that).
> Well, the answer seems to be in the source article:
> http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/11/the-iphone-coul/
> Tony Fadell, the guy who was pushing Linux, saw the iPhone as just an
> iPod with a phone function, not the much more ambitious smart phone
> platform that emerged. In that use case my above objection goes away
> (there would be no need to port Cocoa and other OS X technologies to
> such a device), and embedded Linux might have been a good alternative to
> the little proprietary embedded OS the non-Touch iPods run.
> I'm rather glad Apple decided to go with the more ambitious version of
> the iPhone, though. If Apple hadn't gone and created a smart phone then,
> everyone would be talking about missed opportunities now.

That's what they say about tablets/sub-notebooks.

- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'" -- Isaac Asimov
http://Schestowitz.com  |     GNU/Linux     |     PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Mem:   2075800k total,  1660792k used,   415008k free,    12460k buffers
      http://iuron.com - next generation of search paradigms
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index