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consistent codebase across all devices, basically
Authored by: Wol on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 11:37 AM EST
Well, doesn't linux do exactly that? ...

Okay, I know I know. I'm talking about linux in the pedantic sense, the kernel.
You're talking about Windows in the broad sense - equivalent of a linux distro,
and distros most emphatically *don't* run the same codebase across multiple
devices ... android, kde, X, Wayland, plasma, ... (I haven't mentioned gnome, I
don't use it :-)

Cheers,
Wol

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Imitating Apple
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 12:37 PM EST

Hey, this is what Apple did with IOS...

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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  • Wrong - Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 01:01 PM EST
    • Wrong - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 01:24 PM EST
      • Why then? - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 01:28 PM EST
        • Why then? - Authored by: jesse on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 01:53 PM EST
    • Wrong - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 03:18 PM EST
    • Depends on your viewpoint - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 04:20 PM EST
Problem with Windows is "Windows"
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 11:56 AM EST
Linux can be consistent across platforms (android, linux for
z series, servers, etc) because it is NOT wedded to a user
interface. My android tablet does not run X. My PC does. I
don't want to interact with them the same way. Nor do I want
to interact with my headless server like I interact with my
PC.

Unfortunately, Windows is, by definition, all about the user
interface. Currently they assume everyone wants to do touch
interface, even with a headless server 2000 miles away.

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totally agree
Authored by: cjk fossman on Sunday, November 18 2012 @ 11:55 PM EST
It's idiotic to think that user's can't distinguish between a
laptop/desktop and a phone. Or that they can't hold two
different paradigms in their heads.

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