Freedom at your disposal

This isn’t going to be too long.

Linux and other OSS Mobile platforms:

  • You can get/buy the Operating system of your choice.
  • You own the copy of the OS you have on your computer
  • You decide which software you want to install/buy.
  • You decide which technology should be available for your OS, if it isn’t available you are free to implement it.
  • Your OS can install softwares from any third-party software website.
  • You can remove the default browser, default media player and all default applications and put in your own ones which you like.
  • You were and are always encouraged and allowed to share code,ideas and development methodology.

 

Windows and Microsoft’s Mobile Platforms:

  • You buy Windows for a hefty license fees.
  • You decide which software you want to install/buy.
  • You don’t own the copy of Windows you have, you are just licensed to use it.
  • You decide which software you want to install on your system.
  • You decide which technology should be available for your OS, if it isn’t available you are free to implement it.
  • Your OS can install softwares from any third-party software website.
  • You can remove *most* of the default applications and install your own favorites counterparts to them.
  • Developers always shared code, tips and development style. Microsoft never objected.

 

Apple and its iPhone:

  • You buy its OS and hardware together for a huge amount.
  • Apple decide which application suits you.
  • You can buy applications only from its App store.
  • If you want flash support, you can’t get it unless your GOD company (Apple) gives consent.
  • If you want to get your app in the app store, wait for weeks or maybe months.
  • If you want to submit updates to the app you created, give it to apple and the update may appear after weeks, by the time many handsets may be compromised.
  • You can buy iPhone only with carrier facility from AT&T(in US).
  • The App you created can get rejected from the app store any time. Don’t bother to get the reason. Its useless and waste of time hunting out a suitable reason.
  • Applications replicating the functionality of default applications get rejected from the app store. So this makes you out of luck for getting better apps for those default ones.
  • Apple’s NDA discouraged and banned anyone from talking about development, sharing ideas and codes for the iPhone SDK. Now this NDA has been scrapped off, but it’s dark shadow still remains.

 

Now who is Saint and who is Evil ?

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