But there is no service which only google can or does provide.
...and the manufactures own brillant vision of a "simplified" android ui...
to use google closed source code if you want to run android apps on your device. Nokia/MS can do it, blackberry too, and obviously many cheap Chinese nameless devices. There are other app stores than google play.
That being said, I understand Google why i they don't like to brand a "dual boot"/"switching device which probably would suck even more power and have a more indeterministic behavior than even the most crapware-loaded samsung device.
If MS or asus likes this so much, nobody hinders them to to the right things, which are either
* give Windows the capability to execute Android Apps from the start
* make an android app which runs windows programs.
Major and popular: yes, one or two. And dont expect me to go into the details. Look for yourself.
Typical sicknesses to look out in open source code:
-bad glue code
-missing or ill-defined tests
-lack of documentation
-code which the current maintainer imagined to start a ne coding style (and misestimated the work associated with this)
Still, i have to admit, the worst open source i have seen comes from commercial projects open sourced at some point.
That is an illusion. I have seen Open source code which looks like shit if you take 10 Minutes to look into it. I have seen worse close-source, though, but i have also seen great closed source code.
If you really need to have a look at a close source lib, you can sign a license agreement with the compnay in question.
We also charge the customer if we install Linux for him. If the price is reasonable is in the eye of the customer, but installing and configuring Linux has the same hourly rate as installing Windows.
Did we forget a little factor in the product?
How much would correcting for this change this changhe the numbers?
As strange as it may seem, Megacities are the most resource-friendly way to live. Unless you are fortunate enough that you and your wife work at the same employer for you whole life, and schools for your children during all their school years are accidentally in the same suburb (pretty unlikely), and all shops happen to be directly in front of your door (that would be in the city), one or more family members will be commuting, and additionally you will go 10 Miles on the highway even for buying a small pack of milk. I always try to live at a place where i dont need a car (even to go to work) or, at worst, only need a car for going to the work/doing shopping and do everything else by foot/bike/subway/train/bus.
Yeah. Imperialist pride. Sure. How about: Maybe they were sent there and did not like it, but after they lived in a purely russian city, where russuan language was demanded from the Soviet Union, newly built there for 50 years they are not welcome at "home"?
Never keep people living somewhere responsible for the political actions of their leaders 60 years ago.
The native language of 90% of the population in some city is russian, therefore there is a need that 90% of the employees talk russian mainly to the people. The native language of a city or people does not change by law. A law which assumes otherwise is just discrimination in slight disguise.
Estonia, Latvia have both laws in place which pose big disavantages to russian communities existing there. A quick google search would have shown you this.
"Forbidden to speak russian" was meant to be "Forbidden to speak russian on official purposes".
apt-get install task-desktop task-file-server task-laptop
Now thats an unfair comparison. There were never that many interest or citizens of the US in Iraq as Russians in Crimea.
Since the revolution i hoped that Ukraina and EU do the most reasonable thing: Declare that Russia can keep the military base there (in the best interest of everybody), declare that the crimea is automonous in many aspects, and make an agreement that Russian is the second official language in Ukraina, and the first in the East part and the Crimea. Make a trade agreement and offer Russia Ukraina as a marketplace to access EU. Give Russia the prospect of becoming associated (not member, but free trade) with the EU via this way.
History has no rewind button. Russian speaking population is now living everywhere in the former Soviet union, and we have seen example of discrimination of Russians in other countries (Baltic states) before, where in some it was forbidden to speak russian.
The nationalist political games which the west does not keep a safe distance from are not good.
What would be unfair would be to continue to continue the division of rich, clean suburbs far outside the city, only ot be reached by environmentally unfriendly and space/road-wasting cars, and create infrastructure for the upper middle class there - and allow them to avoid contact with the less fortunate.
To find efficient solutions (aka Busses) to transport workers in the city and thus mix income in parts of the city and even help other parts of the population to choose a efficient way of transportation and help in reducing the traffic is *not* unfair. If at all, it may be considered communist.