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Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux 258

Posted by timothy
from the one-of-these-not-like-the-other dept.
jfruhlinger writes "The relationship between Linux and Android is on a technical level not hard to grasp — there's a shared kernel, but the application and interface layers are quite different. But, as Brian Proffitt points out, there are differences of philosophy and of community — which hasn't stopped Adobe from touting its Android dev tools as proof of its devotion to Linux."
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Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux

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  • Re:Share the love (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @12:57PM (#36662656)

    Now?
    http://www.android-x86.org/

  • GNU/Linux (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vagabond_gr (762469) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @12:59PM (#36662692)

    So the GNU/Linux arguments start making a lot more sense now, aren't they? Cause if you just call it Linux, Android seems perfectly "Linux" to me.

  • Re:Both (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Elbereth (58257) on Tuesday July 05, 2011 @01:06PM (#36662788) Journal

    There's a difference between being cheap (trying to minimize costs), having an entitlement complex (believing that you deserve everything for free), and wanting the source code available (software freedom). I'm not saying that they don't intersect, but there are differences. It's easy to confuse people who call for software freedom with the people who pirate software, because they're both using the word "free", but in different contexts, and they both have an aversion to paying for commercial software, whereas the cheap user might be virtually immune to spending their money on luxury brands, like Apple or Sony, that offer little real return for the extra money spent.

    But, in the end, you're just trolling, and I'm simply bored; so I'm responding to your troll. I'm sure someone else will mention the Humble Indie Bundle, because it's turning into an annoyingly cliched (though true) counter-example to this common troll.

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