If at the end, they succeeded on that, is shameful MS with all it's resources can't find a sensible automatic detection approach.
That is all.
Is never too late, and with the vast amount of crappy Android phones in mid/low markets, the have a couple of segments where they can be a hit.
And even in the high end, I'm sure many of the Samsung Galaxy, and HTC users are already bored of the lines and want something fresh.
Nokia have done very good phones in the past, and even some Lumias (taking the WinPhone 8 away) are nicely designed. I know they can do a good, if not great Android phone. Probably not in the first try, but neither LG, Samsung, HTC made awesome phones in their 1st try.
My doubt is about the company itself.... Do they sold to Microsoft? Microsoft has the exclusive rights to the Lumia design? Do we have 2 Nokias, one MS controlled, one independent making Android phones?
I only hope Nokia don't become the Atari of the 2010+ era. Where only their respective employees knew which company do what, since both have the same logo and name.
At which point the Justice department steps in and kicks MS's balls into mid-jowl. Microsoft just got burned for this in Europe, and was almost broken up by Justice in the 90s. Maybe they want to test the line -- see what they can get away with today -- but the answer is probably "not much."
For this???? for the app market??? are you sure????
Unlike the MS Explorer issue which is the one they got kicked as you said, they are not the first company to implement an App Market, so any accusation will go nowhere since Mac OS has one, Android has one, iOS have one, Blackberry have one, hey even Ubuntu has one market.
Even more, the last Mac OS do not allow any software installation outside the app market, something that Windows 8 still allows, but probably Win9 will follow Mac example if app market is accepted by people. In other words, there are more restrictive markets for personal computers than the one Windows 8 came with.
Also these days the disadvantage inclusion of IE can be discussed. Again Apple includes it's own Browser Safari, most Linux desktop distributions include a default web browser (usually Firefox). Smart phones include a web browser (depends on the phone OS)
... is DRIVERS!!! Good luck getting real open source drivers out of Nvidia, ATI/AMD, and Intel for their graphics hardware.
And why they have to be open source?
Canonical as a company made ATI/AMD improve the rate of support for new X releases. Everyone knows that before Canonical, ATI drivers where behind X releases as long as 6-8 months. Now that Valve is working closely with them it only means more pressure to AMD and NVIDIA and better binary blobs.
Either open or closed is a win/win for end users.
The woman ask about Nvidia Optimus that is not supported on Linux. He said they are the worst...can't you think why.... Then go back and read my post.
Brief reply for short minded (dumb) people.... No binary drivers from Nvidia + No hardware developer docs = NO SUPPORT (open, closed or whatever).
Do I said you are really dumb?
I understand the (bla bla bla) Intellectual Property they paid millions in research (bla bla bla) they don't want to give that information for free. But if the current architecture is so different than previous one, then why don't make public development information for previous generations of their chips as soon a new (different) generation is out.
While Intel graphics is still lacking, they are the only intelligent ones that have the brilliant idea of working the support for their next generation chips before those chips become available for sell.
In short, you should trust the distribution you use, keep updated, and read both distribution site, and lwn.net for new vulnerabilities on a daily basis.
Also the server is more about maintenance than installation. You need to keep an eye on resources, logged sessions, watch logs, list of process running, updates.