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Old 24th April 2011
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Linux is not an OS, it's a kernel.

Android is an OS that happens to be a Java application deployment platform, managing finite resource through application state control, and with facilities to permit applications to offer services to each other, communicate, and interoperate.

I'm no Java programmer, though. I'm just happy it has a FOSS deployment model and a variety of FOSS kernel and userland development projects, which I take advantage of (as I run CM7). The hardware model is not as open as some H/W vendors would like, but it is open to multiple manufacturers who compete on features and price, which I also took advantage of.
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>Linux is not an OS, it's a kernel.

Linux is vulgo for the OS. Period. It's childish to repeat the opposite again and again. *BSD doesn't get any better while repeating this. The term Linux refers to the operating systems using this very kernel, however Richard Stallman keeps this nonsense alive while talking of GNU/Linux.

>Android is an OS that happens to be a Java application deployment platform

This is a rather fuzzy phrase. You're able to use C and Python too, without any problems.
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I think we've managed to drag this thread OT enough, Oliver. But in closing, what I meant about Android and Java was in reference to system management focus even though other languages, including shell scripts, are quite usable.
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