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Comment: Re:They've got it backwards. (Score 3, Insightful) 434

by beck001 (#41333545) Attached to: Intel Says Clover Trail Atom CPU Won't Work With Linux

I am sure you didn't mean any disrespect, but the whole "Linux always finds a way to work" irks me. Linux doesn't fine a way, some extremely talented and hard working individuals spend vast amounts of their time building/designing/testing code to support hardware. It's not magical.

Again, I am sure you didn't mean anything negative by your comment, but I have seen this perspective become pervasive an I'd like it stop.

Comment: Linux =! to a mobile phone operating system. (Score 1) 163

by beck001 (#37591092) Attached to: Why Linux Is Good For Low-End Smartphones

Perhaps I missed something, but Linux is just a kernel (and according to some people a huge chuck of GNU software). This still makes no sense, they will still have to create so much more software than just using something like Android. They could trim down android to the point where it is able to run on smaller less functional phones. This decision does not makes sense to me.

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