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Hardware manufacturers and the proprietary problem

Aug 20, 2010, 18:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Brew)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Simon thinks that having consumer-friendly standards is a good and useful thing. Hardware manufacturers, for different reasons, tend to agree...

"Accepting that a world where the Linux operating system has overtaken Windows to become the planet’s most popular is the kind of idyllic dream that’s years off at best (if at all), there’s always a bit of me that wishes people would just get behind the principle of it all a little bit more. Not necessarily the principle of Linux specifically, rather the ideas and thought processes behind open source.

"Let me give you an example. I own a Sony camcorder. Now Sony is a firm notorious in the past for doing things in a proprietary manner..."

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