I mean, suppose Rupert Murdoch became prime minister of Australia
Impossible. Murdoch is now an American national, so wouldn't be eligible for election to our parliament. A more likely scenario would be the USA repealing laws so foreign born citizens could become President. Rupert is nearly 80 but Arnie would most certainly be the next Republican candidate.
Red Hat doesn't have the resources, nor even the incentive to pursue GPL violation lawsuits for Android - Google is the custodian here. Now you may argue it is Google's job to do this but they, for whatever reason, ain't.
If you buy a device, without the protection of the GPL, don't expect support or updates from your cheap Chinese knock-off. i.e. Your Android version may be stuck at 2.3 for the life of the device. Which if you are content to be stuck in 2010 for the next 3 years, or however you long you envisage keeping it, so be it.
Buying GPL-friendly offers the protection that one day you *could* roll-your-own long after vendor updates have disappeared. New releases and performance increases aside, security updates are a consideration.
Garrett has been kind enough to publish a list of non-compliant hardware. If you choose to ignore that list, good luck to you sir!
i suspect we'll see a general shift towards capacitive touchscreen netbooks within a year. The phone and iPad markets will lower the cost of production to the point where it makes sense.
Expecting Windows to provide the touchscreen experience is unnecessary. There's now Android. If Intel were smart, they'd release an Atom that had the necessary virtualisation extensions. OEMs could configure Android (or Meego, as favoured by Intel) and Windows to run in a Xen hypervisor.
Thus providing the Android experience in ipad-killer mode but switching seamlessly to Win7 in netbook mode. Having one device that's both a tablet and allows one to do 'real' work i.e. Office is a selling point above ARM devices.
So what if someone designed a netbook with a flippable multi-touch screen and a similar depth as a macbook air?
Still too thick for the couch?
A red rose by any other name would look just as red!
Demonising Carl Sagan as a BHA because he wouldn't endorse your puny 66Mhz PowerMac?
[Cue Apple Fanbois with mod-points this festive season!]
(Even in context it still seems clumsy but in the context of a propaganda war perhaps militaristic language *is* apt.)
I read the summary and I'm still nonplussed.
Is Slashdot using joke words for the holidays?
Similar approach as Google Docs, in other words? If it's good enough for ChromeOS...
Highly portable to ARM running OS X, sure.
But Office for Mac is a different product. (After the Word 6.0 disaster...)
Premature much? - baby Jesus isn't born yet. You'd think a pope would know this
china's MIPS clone has x86 emu assist. Not ARM though!
Paper? What sort of backward state still uses paper banknotes?
In Australia plastic or 'polymer' notes last longer and are harder to forge.
Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.