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Re: THE RISE OF FACEBOOK AND ‘THE OPERATING SYSTEM OF OUR LIVES’
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2016, 02:06:20 AM »
Hopefully the answer to the question of "Whose OS should I choose - Apple, Google or Microsoft?" will be "none of these".  Google's Android is most like Linux, but has its own code for some parts.  One of these prevents the user from gaining access to "root privileges" at all, which means you can't wipe Android off it and use something else.  Ha, gotcha.

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We need one OS maker who is NOT a commercial company after your data.  Linux is the only solution, but you can see why it won't happen.

Given that the issue as defined in the original article seems to be primacy in the Internet of Things, that seems self-evident.

THe OS wars-

"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

 

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