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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 11:02 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Google Open Source Manager: Android Is The Linux Dream Come True
> Although technically Linux underneath, Android is so different from the
> other Linux-based operating systems that many Linux developers I talked
> to said that they no longer think of Android as Linux.
> To me the Linux dream is about the desktop not mobile - and Android id
> nowhere near being that Linux dream.
> That's what blog author, Ricky, states.
> On the other hand...
> DiBona also talked about the operating systems they use in Google. He
> mentioned that around 30% of the laptops used in Google runs Linux. The
> rest runs Mac OS X. He also mentioned that most of the engineering
> desktops they have runs Linux and that they use their own Ubuntu
> derivative called Goobuntu.
> "We have Linux, a very very small amount of Windows, and a fair number
> of OS X machines. If you'd look at laptops it's maybe 70 percent Mac
> OS X and most of the rest is Linux, we are a huge customer of Apple.
> Engineering Desktops are overwhelmingly running on Linux."
> "We probably won't use it (Unity), unless it's super-compatible with
> our tools. For most Googlers it's Eclipse, it's VIM, it's Emacs - those
> things run fine under Ubuntu."
> Vim, eh?
So the marketing bunnies use Macs, the rest are Linux hackers who get paid more
than in any other large company to just use vim and emacs. Sounds right...
~~ Best of wishes
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