Linux Matters


  1. #1 Bjorn Watland
    December 16, 2009

    If the iPhone was dubbed the “Jesus Phone” what religious figure is an Android Phone?

  2. #2 jj
    December 16, 2009
  3. #3 Paladin
    December 17, 2009

    I have an Android phone, and i like it. However, i don’t like Google much, and i dislike them more every day, for various reasons. Like the Cyanogen thingie. The latest is that they made Android as free/open source, but held Android Market colsed. So you can use the market only onj phones that Google likes, or gets paid for.

    This wouldn’t be a big deal if developers were a little more carefull, but i have programs (leagaly) installed that want to check for updates, try to open Android Market, and crash. Not cool.

    My next phone will probably be a Nokia N900, with Maemo – a truly open source OS, practicaly a debian.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    December 17, 2009

    Paladin: I think that if consumers had a clue (or most of them, anyway) companies would be fighting to be more and more OpenSource to get our business.