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Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by WhatsThePoint, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's more fixable now than ever before, the talent is everywhere, not just the US, but world-wide.

    And, the motivation to accomplish bringing Windows 7/8.1 forward onto new hardware is a huge motivation.
     
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    Microsoft changed the driver framework with the AU. Back porting chipset drivers isn't going to be a walk in the park.

    Also the reason OS X modding is so successful is because of XNU being open source. NT kernel is not.
     
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    Everything is being herded in this direction for a reason.....Control, plain and simple, and with control you lose imagination, development, and creativity. The days of tweaking your Microsoft OS to your liking are most likely on the way out. As new builds come out (like Android), they will continue to lock down windows 10 more and more. Remember Android is open source, but that has not stopped them from locking it down. So as the sheep continue to march towards the unseen cliff, I will continue to be the goat. Welcome to the Matrix my friends!
     
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    What are you talking about locking down Android? It's just as open as it's ever been. The phone makers and service operators are the ones that lock it down.

    Keep buying Google (Nexus) phones, or other models sold unlocked, and you don't need to worry about getting locked out of your phone.

    There are lots of choices for unlocked Android devices, just look around.

    There are more and more technically savvy people in the general population, and next generation is coming on strong not putting up with this crap, so it's going to keep getting better, not worse.

    We may lose Windows as a footnote in history, but that's ok too :)
     
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    https://www.androidpit.com/google-and-android-here-comes-the-lockdown

    Not for long, it seems.
     
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    Google is killing the Nexus. They will have their own custom UI to be more competitive with Apple. The days of AOSP are numbered.
     
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    "According to one analyst, Richard Windsor, Google’s already working on a solution: dump AOSP, the Android Open Source Project, in favor of a new, completely proprietary Google Android. As UK tech site The Registerexplains: “Windsor says that a highly confidential internal project is underway to rewrite the ART runtime, removing any lingering dependencies from the freely downloadable open source AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code base.” If and when the courts rule in Oracle’s favor, Google then has a perfect excuse to give OEMs a simple choice: Google’s way or the highway."

    It's a bunch of BS to get clicks, nothing new.

    Google is changing things all the time, but the one thing they haven't changed is supporting open source and open OS's.

    If Google made that mistake, then they would suffer a great drop in support as a result.

    Google would lose the huge developer following they have, and become another footnote in history.

    Must be the time for many kamakazi actions by foolish corporations...or dreamed up by click hungry web sites...

    An Oracle open source OS? It could happen :)
     
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    Let's actually wait for them to shoot themselves in the foot before condemning them, and moving on to another open source option like Ubuntu phone, or a fork of ASOP.

    Oracle open source OS for handheld devices? It could happen :)
     
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    Wait a minute, more competitive with Apple????

    Apple's iOS presence is many times less numerous than Android.

    There is nothing to be gained by Google locking down Android and becoming "more like Apple".
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I get that they are not supporting the AOSP parts anymore, browser, messaging etc. And they had added the DMVerity stuff too back with KK and now It has full implementation of Secure boot type of thing with MM, thanks to the Samsung for locking the bootloader and OS to have kernel panic. And more of in your face G branding with the new purported launcher and navbar with google colors, It's actually them shafting with the Open Source moniker, New news is that Pixel phones are here this year, dropping the Nexus (With those HTC iPhones instead of Dev friendly Sony) & this filthy feat with the SystemUI b$
    edit : http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/09/project-ara-googles-modular-smartphone-is-dead/
    Google made a double edged sword out of Android, It hurts them too thus those restrictions, I strongly believe the XDA community is very large and moving forward with more of AOSP branches, CM has the best repository to serve as a base, Also existing of dev-friendly OEMs - OP and Sony (Honestly google should have gone with them this time), This could contain the G Beast in check for a few years at-least.

    I think Winblows / Micro$haft doesn't have this edge of huge XDA type base, just a few power users at MDL but It won't be simple like the ol days anymore once the old software / hardware phases out (2020-23 - Prolly we will be at 7nm node and Haswell-Skylake along with Win7/8.1 would be EOL, more rise in consoles).

    Hope we can have some good ffs, the thing is people need to wake up and realize, stop buying that Samsung crap / M$ WinX / <Insert any stupid anti-consumer practice>

    Sorry for the mix of OT, but I feel It fit's in kinda for "Windows 10" anti-user choice propaganda..
     
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