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Old 09-26-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Post Bill Gates switches to Android phone


"Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41399823
 
Old 09-26-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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They still make Windows phones?
 
Old 09-26-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Kinda murky since Bill Gates is not at Microsoft anymore, would be worse if he were back at Microsoft or say if it were now the current CEO Satya Nadella. I almost typed out Steve Ballmer, but I find it interesting that the head of the Linux foundation doesn't necessarily use FOSS when even making his presentations, per Bryan Lunduke:
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Published on Sep 12, 2017

The Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin, just declared 2017 to be the "Year of the Linux Desktop". And he did so... while running a Mac. He's not the only Linux advocate that doesn't run Linux... and I let them all know what I think of that.

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Old 09-26-2017, 02:15 PM   #4
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Interesting, perhaps he wants a job at Android..LOL

Well, this is par for the course, the Director of The Linux Foundation uses MacOS...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f8FPnAsIJ4
 
Old 09-28-2017, 10:09 AM   #5
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Interesting, perhaps he wants a job at Android..LOL

Well, this is par for the course, the Director of The Linux Foundation uses MacOS...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f8FPnAsIJ4
Hopefully not. The last thing we need is M$ code in Android.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 04:42 PM   #6
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Didn't want to start another thread, it is relevant here:


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Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41551546

The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "focus".

Joe Belfiore added that he had also switched to Android himself.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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He will get stuck with the rest of us that have Android and no updates.
Each day the model for Android leaves users stuck with security holes a child can break into.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 10:04 PM   #8
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They still make Windows phones?
Yeah, but no one buys them.

Giving up on phones would be a sensible business decision for Windows. They've never gotten phones right.

Full Disclosure: I had Windows CE phone (T-Mobile Dash, a rebranded HTC Excalibre--at the time, the alternative was a Blackberry and I didn't know from Blackberry and I knew a bit about Windows). It worked, but, after a while, I had to reboot it daily because Windows CE had more memory leaks than Equifax.
 
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That leaves BSD as the main source for the userland of mobile phones (FreeBSD for iOS, NetBSD for Android).
 
  


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