The Case for Android on Linux

Posted by mcasperson on Feb 7, 2011 6:48 PM EDT
Brighthub; By Matthew Casperson
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ike most office workers, my day is generally split up into two phases. The second phase, where I spend 90% of my time, is spent switching between the 3 or 4 primary applications I need to use to get my work done. For this kind of activity Linux (and indeed any GUI based OS created in the last decade) works well, because the focus of desktop operating systems is on allowing you simultaneously to run a small number of monolithic applications that perform a specific job. On the other hand the first phase of my day is where I get warmed up for the mental triathlon to come. I read my emails, check my news feeds, browse my calendar and review my task list. In this phase I am a consumer of information, with the possible exception of composing a few short emails.

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