Is android linux done right?
supergiantpotato at yahoo.co.jp
Sat Nov 19 19:05:39 UTC 2011
On 11/19/2011 09:04 AM, Pete Travis wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2011 11:44 PM, "Skunk Worx" <skunkworx at verizon.net
> <mailto:skunkworx at verizon.net>> wrote:
> > Android may be the fastest growing linux distribution in history.
> > Now that Google has open sourced Ice Cream Sandwich, will some linux
> > distribution leverage the Android "Java Desktop" just as Android
> > leveraged the linux kernel?
> > Is the Android WM / Compositor so different from X11 that it is simply
> > unpossible?
> > Could an ICS port to X86 use bits of the open source nouveau or radeon
> > drivers and thus become a fairly decent decent desktop or laptop OS,
> > maybe even to the point of accessing the various app stores?
> > Could this be a future version of Fedora?
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> Android makes an excellent example of how the Linux kernel is versatile
> enough to drive application specific solutions tailored to a specific
> use case. The platform's success on mobile hardware doesn't make it
> well suited to the desktop. Fedora makes an excellent admin or
> development workstation, but that doesn't mean it is suited for use in
> point of sale systems or embedded Linux toasters. I think its great
> that products are becoming more tailored for the way we use them, but
> I'm not about to jump on this ridiculous "the desktop is dead" bandwagon
> that's become popular linkbait lately.
Gnome3 makes an excellent example of how the Linux kernel is versatile
to a specific use case but I'm not about to jump on this ridiculous "the
desktop is dead" bandwagon.
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