On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Priyanka Sarkar
We value and always love to have your thoughts on our story. We did get
an interesting set of comments from you all on our last story idea ' How
important are FOSS certifications when it comes to the job market?' We
have incorporated your views/ opinions in the story and we will soon
share the article with you. (This is scheduled for our forthcoming print
Well, we bring you another idea and we would appreciate if you share
your thoughts on the same. The latest news that is generating a lot of
buzz in the open source circuits is that Linux and Mozilla smartphones
may hit the markets this year! So this prompts us to come up with a
volley of questions...'If phones based on Linux and Mozilla OS make
their way in the market, which open source OS you would prefer to switch
on to..and why.?' (Linux, Mozilla, Ubuntu or will you stay with
Android?)..Do you see this a long term threat to Android? What's your
take on the same?
Incorrect question mozilla runs on linux, Ubuntu runs on linux, and
android runs on linux.
Linux runs on a cpu + parts.
If you are comparing distros, a distro which does not have androidisms aka
lockdowns introduced which prevent a customer from installing and using
whatever he pleases would definetly be preferred over one that has such
The biggest drawback of android is the absence of a huge number of
applications that are standard in any regular linux distro. Given the
enormous leap in handheld devices processing capability, the need for a VM
that prevents processor saturation is almost passe. Consequently any
regular distro would be preferable to android.