>Russians did it
>Saskatchewan did it
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>Russians did it
So he is leaving the mess he caused?
It is available in Mageia as well.
Pop-up notifications, default blocking all, port scan detection, etc.
Been around for years.
"they may opt instead for Microsoft's Windows Phone software"
No one is going to do that.
Stop being so fucking full of yourself, and you may have a change.
If your project is actually rock star quality, open source or proprietary won't make a diffence.
Now let's get back to your 15ms of fame.
Neil Young made the same argument last month in Wired. The interviewer was a douchbag, so I'm not going to link to it, but Neil was right, and first.
It stopped being your private life when you posted it to the Internet.
It's on the Playbook, and will be on the BB10 phones.
It is a privilege escalation to a 'root' user, which in this context is equivalent to an 'admin' user.
In short, using an insecure backup/restore process, it changes the ability for root to login via ssh. No bootloader access, no 'jailbreak'. From there, all you get is what you could have done by developing an app.
As you could always load an app directly onto your Playbook, this is not all that impressive.
I have come to expect it from Crackberry, but though
Remember this is QNX. This is a privilege escalation above the default 'devuser'. I still see nothing that indicates that the bootloader or anything of importance was 'rooted' in the same sense as an Android 'root' or and iPhone 'jailbreak'.
This is based on analysts guesses. Samsung didn't release any numbers.
The initial list of apps is up at http://crackberry.com/research-motion-offers-free-premium-apps-customers-following-service-interruptions
Of course it is a problem. But it is not the end of the world. They have laid out a transition to QNX-based phones, and in the middle of than transition right now. Did they make mistakes last year with the pre-7 phones (underpowered, stagnant interface)? Yes they did, and this is a major part of their drop in overall market share.
This does not seem unrecoverable to me though.
The market has grown. Subscribers are actually up, as well phone sales.
Abandoned is a bit melodramatic. But how about Apple? Or Unix? Or Nintendo?