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[News] GNU/Linux and Free Software Make Apple Gadgets Work Better

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux and Free Software Make Apple Gadgets Work Better
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 07:05:46 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Hands-on with miShare

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| If you missed it, the miShare is a little Linux-based device with a pair of 
| iPod docking ports that can shuttle files from one iPod to another. We got to 
| see it in action with a pair of nanos, and the operation was pretty 
| painless -- if a little sluggish, they're claiming about 500K a second, at 
| the low end of the USB 2.0 spectrum.    


The REAL Reason the Linux Community Didn’t Come Up With the iPhone

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| If there is a lack of innovation in the computer world, it is not because of 
| any failings on the part of Open Source. Scientists of all people should 
| understand the value of sharing knowledge and efforts. A distributed group of 
| scientists have a better chance of solving complex problems than a small 
| group working in isolation. The Open Source model is about sharing and 
| teamwork. Encapsulation breeds jealousy and mistrust. There is no motivation 
| to share knowledge when personal or corporate profit becomes the focus.      


This is a response to FUD:

Article in Discover Magazine Makes Grossly Inaccurate Statements About Open
Source Software

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| I encourage you to submit your own letter to the editor of Discover Magazine 
| at editorial {at} discovermagazine.com 



iPhone matures the "free your phone" movement

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| This is why FreeTheIPhone.org project is born, but even better, why OpenMoko 
| project exists. While some are trying to free the locked down device, others 
| are creating a free unlocked device from the start, and a whole software 
| framework to go with it.   


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


Google Android dev kit exposes Apple-inspired roots

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| The release to developers of Google's Linux-based Android operating system 
| for mobile phones reveals that the prototype software shares at least a few 
| aspects in common with interfaces from the company's Bay Area neighbor, 
| Apple.   


Reaction to Google's Android Is Positive, Cautious

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| Serdar Yegulalp, writing in Information Week, wrote on Wednesday that he had 
| a "hard time not jumping up and down with glee" when he first saw the user 
| interface implemented in a Google-made video on YouTube. He said he wondered 
| if other interfaces that use Android will be so well designed, particularly 
| at the lower price range.    


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