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#91 Orik

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:58 PM


I disagree. The lack of availability reflects that developers do not feel there can ever be a market given the fragmented and somewhat random evolution of unix based OS families.

But that, again, is a secondary issue relating to a host of things like marketing, whether there's any profit in it, etc.




Of course, but whatever the reasons might be, the reality is that non-vendor Unix (Linux, that is) is a failure in the consumer market, while vendor Unix coupled with a specific GUI and App Server/VM environment (iOS, OS X, Android) work pretty well and have a huge number of applications written for them.

I just remembered a joke a friend told me a few years ago:



OpenOffice.

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#92 g.johnson

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

I 've met several members of the royal family. I guess that makes me next in line for the throne.

As expected, he changes the subject and cannot effectively address a single one of the substantive points.

Looks like he's done pontificating. Or maybe he's off writing an operating system. Anyway, Chambo did pretty good for an accountant.

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#93 g.johnson

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:12 PM



I disagree. The lack of availability reflects that developers do not feel there can ever be a market given the fragmented and somewhat random evolution of unix based OS families.

But that, again, is a secondary issue relating to a host of things like marketing, whether there's any profit in it, etc.




Of course, but whatever the reasons might be, the reality is that non-vendor Unix (Linux, that is) is a failure in the consumer market, while vendor Unix coupled with a specific GUI and App Server/VM environment (iOS, OS X, Android) work pretty well and have a huge number of applications written for them.

I just remembered a joke a friend told me a few years ago:



OpenOffice.

Sure. I have no brief for any particular brand of Unix. My point is only that Unix was superior to every other operating system when it was introduced and, contrary to the protestations of the bloviating accountant, no better ones have been introduced since. That's the reason it is winning out now*.

*At least if you regard iPhones as computers. Intriguing to know which way TBA will jump. Maintain that they are to win the argument on the other thread; or deny it to win this one.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

ADMIN NOTE:

Maybe, just maybe, we stop the personal asides?
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#95 Sneakeater

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

Or else this thread gets closed, too?
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#96 Evelyn

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

Or else this thread gets closed, too?



Or, perhaps a warning PM directly to the offenders, followed by Mod Queue, rather than closing what was/could be a useful thread to other members :ph43r: .

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

Seems like that would have less of a GENERAL warning value, though. Oh, I'm sure you're right.

ETA: Also, don't tell anyone, but I have no idea how to put people on queue. I guess I could figure it out. Anybody?
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#98 Stone

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:57 PM

ADMIN NOTE:

Maybe, just maybe, we stop the personal asides?

Or maybe someone could just start one thread and populate it with all of the fascinating theoretical discussions that have nothing to do with Laptops v. Tablets, iPhones, Netlix, or Steve Jobs?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:22 PM

That's arse about face.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:23 PM

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