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Symbian Foundation Sites To Close

edivad Re:Mobile: The Gathering (78 comments)

And considering market share the one is Symbian. doing better than all others.

So going from 60+% to just barely 40% in less than 2 years is "doing better"? Symbian's market share is dropping like a rock.

If you are Symbian, apparently yes :)
Symbian is dead, and rightly so!
The crappiest development platform and API ever conceived.

more than 3 years ago

The State of Linux IO Scheduling For the Desktop?

edivad Re:Con and his trolls (472 comments)

Did Con unleash some of his trolls on Slashdot?

Yeah, I think he just did ...

Roger that.

more than 3 years ago

Symbian, the Biggest Mobile OS No One Talks About

edivad Re:It isn't ignored (423 comments)

It is actively despised.

Yup, by both users and developers.
Can we please restrict "buzz posts" to developer communities that have at least 10 members, from now on?

about 4 years ago

Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

edivad Re:Open source is the key? (184 comments)

Don't be too surprised by Symbian breaking this year the "100 million devices sold annually" barrier, and generally maintaining quite well its half of smartphone market.

Used to be 55% in 2007, 50% in 2009 and now is 44% in Q1 2010.
I'd like to be the adversary of anyone holding ground like that.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

edivad Re:Open source is the key? (184 comments)

Symbian is a dead OS. The kernel code is junk, and the userspace API is just braindead. Symbian is the kind of Open Source path taken by dying companies. Open Source by desperation. Good bye Symbian, you sure won't be missed.

more than 4 years ago

Windows Phone 7 Lacks Copy-and-Paste

edivad Re:It is the *only* choice they have (319 comments)

Nobody thinks about porting WIndows applications to a Mobile OS.
Of course, you have to implement the GUI using the Mobile OS abstractions and functionality.
Win32 and C/C++ libraries and frameworks that exists inside software companies, go a bit beyond the UI.
With Android, they provided the NDK, while iOSX supports C/C++ code natively.
But no, MS and the management du jour following the mobile unit, decided to break what made them appreciated by ISV and software developers in general.

more than 4 years ago

Windows Phone 7 Lacks Copy-and-Paste

edivad Re:Not surprising (319 comments)

What a smart choice from MS, isn't it?
Neglecting the HUGE Win32 code base which many software companies have, and failing in delivering what has been the best thing MS kept doing in the last 20 years.
Which is Compatibility at Win32 Level.
MS lost it, and not today, and not even yesterday.

more than 4 years ago

The Sun's Odd Behavior

edivad 2012 (285 comments)

Just getting ready for 2012.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Surpasses Microsoft In Market Capitalization

edivad Re:Failures: Xbox,Zune,WinMo,Search,... (557 comments)

It struck me too, how Ballmer could still be in charge, after his "achievements". But this is Corporate America, where meritocracy is long time perished, unfortunately.

more than 4 years ago

How To Behave At a Software Company?

edivad Re:Advice, Dawg (842 comments)

If you are a software engineer, and you can't afford going out for lunch, you might consider the chance of having been screwed during the salary negotiation.

more than 4 years ago

The Perl 6 Advent Calendar

edivad Re:PERL went the way of the dodo... (160 comments)'s too late for PERL. The system and kernel engineers chose to stick with C, PHP ran all over it with less cryptic syntax, and all the web 2.0 "me too" morons are now hacking away in Ruby and Python.

But really, PERL's demise was PHP. Especially since the CLI version of PHP, turning him into a true general purpose language.

Dude, you lost me at PHP.
Perl IS the most widely spread scripting system on a Unix host, after Shell.

more than 4 years ago

G-WAN, Another Free Web Server

edivad Re:The real question... (217 comments)

So the guy wants to write a web server to scratch an itch or something. No big deal there. The question is WHY THE FUCK DID IT MAKE SLASHDOT?

Same question I had in mind ...

more than 4 years ago

Italian Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentences For Google Execs

edivad Re:The case is known as... (197 comments)

Unless you meant "airing" as "put on air", which I doubt because it makes not sense in such context, that's spelled "hiring" you short bus rider.

more than 4 years ago

Italian Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentences For Google Execs

edivad Re:The case is known as... (197 comments)

"Retarded Italian Prosecutors v Google airing retarded Italians"

That much, said by someone that can't even spell ...

more than 4 years ago

Comparing the Freedoms Offered By Maemo and Android

edivad Re:Freedom of choice is made for you, my friend (244 comments)

Agreed. Maemo is the ONLY free platform currently available for mobile devices. Free as in OS source code. Free as in freedom to develop application with full system access. Free as in freedom to develop application in native code. And least but sure not last, free as in freedom to install whatever you like in YOUR OWN device.

more than 4 years ago

Symbian Microkernel Finally Goes Open Source

edivad Re:SYMBIAN is DYING Open Sores CONFIRMS IT !! (97 comments)

Agreed! Symbian is dying, although Nokia will likely try to extend its life untill they get rid of all the Symbian legacy (people, and technology) they still have inside. And, the $1500 for the Symbian Foundation membership is not exactly the definition of Open Source. Bottom line, look elsewhere. iPhone, Android, Linux, WM (yeah, even that), whatever it is, it's smarter than choosing Symbian in 2009.

more than 4 years ago

French President Violates His Own Copyright Law, Again

edivad Right Wingers (356 comments)

There's one thing that seems to be common in all those Right Wingers. They always want to set the most strict rules for the others, but for them exceptions can always be made.

more than 4 years ago

Con Kolivas Returns, With a Desktop-Oriented Linux Scheduler

edivad Re:Glory! (333 comments)

I agree 100% with this. Teenager like, ego centric, attitude, constantly reaching the newbies for fanboys to unleash on LKML to make noise for him.
The only fact that a totally mediocre developer get attention of the media, is the proof that the fanboys are already unleashed.
Linus and Ingo were right in the first place, and at the end the scheduler ended up being a totally cleaner design than the half dozen proposed by Kolivas.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Unveils Its First Netbook

edivad Re:Price? (219 comments)

Not interesting to me. Wake me up when you have an ARM Cortex A9 based netbook, with SSD drive. Then I might buy into the 12h battery life. I currently have an EEE PC (with Atom power-sucker) with SSD drive (running Ubuntu), and I barely get 6h of real use.

more than 4 years ago


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