Lack of offline help
How much space would it take on the install disc to have full manuals for all included packages translated into all supported languages?
I still think KDE and Gnome still look a bit "Fisher Price" compared to a commercial GUI like Windows or Mac
If you'll remember, Windows XP's default theme was considered "Fisher-Price" until people saw Windows 8's Start Screen.
A desktop customized version of Android
Won't have the Google Play Store. The Android CDD requires that apps run in the full screen (or at least think that they're running in the full screen). This means the calculator app fills your entire 24" monitor, obscuring whatever else you're working on.
So... an app system full of useless trivial apps that have really stupid permissions to my box
Are you aware of what permissions a
"Linux on the Desktop" is called Chrome or Android and the "desktop" is wherever we are instead of a jumble of wires connected to a monitor.
Perhaps "Linux on the multi-window desktop" or "Linux on the desktop in a focused activity setting" is a more precise of what some people mean. The Android ecosystem, from the CDD on up, is staunchly opposed to rich window management, instead preferring a paradigm of all maximized all the time that makes it hard to work on one document while referring to another document.
Well first of all Linus has never been overly concerned with market share, just building a technically damn good kernel
Without a substantial usage share, it's hard to find affordable hardware on which to run "a technically damn good kernel".
and no absurd limits being pushed in any direction.
Other than the political limits of obtaining cooperation from hardware manufacturers and application developers.
There is no copyright possible on game mechanics
But there is a copyright on the lookup tables to which game mechanics refer. Likewise, there's no copyright on falling blocks, but a judge ruled that Tetris Holding owns copyright in the seven 4-cell pieces.
3. Lack of a good Non-Patent Protection legal mechanism.
Of course there is. It's called publishing a white paper.
I apologize for replying 20 minutes late, but I have discovered prior art from ancient Egypt. You can expect Mr. Boundary's counsel to bring this up at trial.
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