David Coulson on 6 Jul 2012 06:46:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux friendly tablet?

On 7/6/12 9:15 AM, Eric H. Johnson wrote:
I don't think it is a technical issue as much as a preference to not be held
hostage to Apple's walled garden.
Sure, but that has nothing to do with Linux. If you don't want an IOS device because of how Apple restrict applications, that's fine by me - Could still run Linux under the hood, and you'd have the same problems. Isn't 99% of what Android runs actually inside a JVM anyway?

My general aversion to Android is the frequency of major OS updates and inconsistency of when vendors support each release on their own device. It's like the old days when I had a Blackberry and had to get the AT&T or VZ specific code update for it, which was usually months later than what RIM released. Maybe it's getting better with Android 4.x, but there were plenty of people at my office complaining about the 2.x to 3.x transition.

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