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    Default Tizen Is Announced; MeeGo Will Transition To It

    Phoronix: Tizen Is Announced; MeeGo Will Transition To It

    The MeeGo Project announced last night they will be transitioning to Tizen, a new project from the Linux Foundation and others. Tizen is yet another mobile Linux attempt...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk1Mg

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    I guess they saw M$' Metro junk, assumed people liked it based on pundits' reviews (they don't, people aren't buying Windows Phone) and thought they had to do the same design choices. Bad decision ...

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    Soo.. essentially switch name from MeeGo to Tizen, exchange Nokia with Samsung, and be on your way? Except the HTML5 crap. (Don't get me wrong, I love HTML5, just not as only API).

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    By all means, let's scrap it all and try again. Because that always works. Every. single. time.

    You can't be great overnight. People seem to forget that it took google, with all of its resources THREE YEARS after their first release on a REAL CONSUMER DEVICE to get where they are.

    You can't just pick something up, do a few releases, and then throw it all away because "there's little adoption".

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    and now all together please: "Web technologies are for the web and shouldn't be used as an API in an operating system" 3x. Thanks. Move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detructor View Post
    and now all together please: "Web technologies are for the web and shouldn't be used as an API in an operating system" 3x. Thanks. Move on.
    +100





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    Quote Originally Posted by Detructor View Post
    and now all together please: "Web technologies are for the web and shouldn't be used as an API in an operating system" 3x. Thanks. Move on.
    Why? That sounds like an awesome idea. It'd be great to have universal GUI language, and HTML and CSS are perfect for it.

    I'd like to see something akin to Microsoft's HTA applications, where you basically just take HTML, styles, and admin VBScript (not web VBScript), put them in a .hta file, and there you have an interpreted application.

    However, MS's implementation is crap, ideally, it'd support HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and Perl. Between those, you could write 95% of applications people actually use, and they would be inherently open source and easy to tinker with. There are definitely applications that need to be written in C++, possibly with some kind of GUI toolkit or another, but web technology would be the ultimate in portability and cross-platform compatibility, and interpreted languages like Javascript and PHP are just fine for most things.

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