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Jolla's 'Sailfish' OS and Device to Launch in November

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Top message:  Do we really need all these different OS's? by GettingSleepy   Oct 2, 2012, 3:06 PM

Replying to:  Re: Do we really need all these different OS's? by kingstu   Oct 2, 2012, 3:17 PM

Re: Can We Vote for a permanent Duopoly or even a Monopoly?

by algorithmplus    Oct 2, 2012, 8:04 PM

I do agree that the wheel is working, when it can be improved upon or customized, should we say no? There are an awful lot of choices for automobiles, the most common machine using a wheel. Do we really need so many choices?

If I were making decisions for a large company to run proprietary software to interface with current systems (sound familiar to anyone on a PC basis?), if security were important, I would choose a less prominent platform. Anyone hear about all those awful malware programs on Linux? Malware will target the largest base available, the more options and systems are in use, the harder it is to create a catch-all virus, trojan, or other malware program that will be able to target most users. Ask Microsoft about this on their Windows platform.

As technology progresses, we are seeing convergence with many devices. Tablets, phones, and PCs are just just a few examples where computing power and storage are becoming less of issues and the design/size/benefits are driving the consumer demand. In the future, it may not be unreasonable to see a consumer pick an Android or iOS based device in lieu of a traditional computing device running Windows or Mac OS. I know of people who are choosing tables in lieu of laptops/notebooks, so it's something that is happening in the world as we know it.

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