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[News] ARM's Rejuvenation with Linux; Time for Device Compatibility to Explicitly Include Linux

  • Subject: [News] ARM's Rejuvenation with Linux; Time for Device Compatibility to Explicitly Include Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 13:42:01 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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On Zappa, Linaro and the Potential of ARM


Compatible withâ(insert operating system)

,----[ Quote ]
| What about Linux? Coincidentally this device was 
| getting plugged into and used only by a Fedora 
| Linux system. Now I know that this would have 
| worked (despite the packageâs information) and 
| not have any problems with ANY Linux and for the 
| most part almost all UNIX -based operating 
| systems. The device (as all other USB Flash 
| Drives) are labeled with a FAT32 file system and 
| Linux, like any other OS kernel can read a FAT32 
| labeled volume with no problems. On top of that, 
| most mainstream distributions (if not all) 
| enable automount and an auto open of USB storage 
| devices. The user doesnât need to do it 
| themselves, similar to Windows and the Mac OS. 
| So what is the problem? Why couldnât the package 
| say âLinux 2.6 and aboveâ or something to that 
| extent?



Frank Zappa's Influence on Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| And all this Zappa stuff has what,
| exactly, to do with Linux? Zappa may have
| been as much of an influence on Linux and
| FOSS development as LSD was on Apple,
| although the Zappa influence on Linux
| isn't thought about as much as the Apple-
| counterculture connection.
|  An awful lot of people were responsible
|  for the early growth of GNU/Linux and
|  Free and Open Source Software, most of
|  whom were not famous like Linus Torvalds
|  or Richard M. Stallman. One of them, Clay
|  Claiborne of Cosmos Engineering, was the
|  first person to sell Linux pre-loaded on
|  a hard drive. This may not sound like a
|  big deal now, in 2010, but back in the
|  dial-up 1990s, when most Linux distros
|  came on stacks of floppies, this was a
|  major step forward for GNU/Linux
|  usability.
| Was Clay influenced by Zappa? "Of course,"
| he says.


CHARTS OF THE WEEK: The Collapse Of Microsoft's Mobile Business


Dear Microsoft: Please Give Up on Mobile

,----[ Quote ]
| Dear Steve Ballmer, I believe it's time to
| give up development of a mobile operating
| system. With all due respect to the multi-
| billion dollar empire you're entrusted
| with running, the simple truth is that
| Microsoft is quite bad at developing user
| interfaces that are friendly and
| intuitive. Windows 7 is an improvement,
| but you're far from being out of the
| woods. What's more, it appears that your
| guidance, Mr. Ballmer, might be making the
| problem worse, especially if the things
| you said recently about your instructions
| to Windows Phone developers were true.

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