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Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead 71

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It's a sad day for free software as one of the most ambitious free software projects, Improv, is officially dead. Along with the board also dies the promising Vivaldi tablet [video intro]. The developers have sent out emails to the backers of the project that they are pulling plugs on these. The end of the Improv project also means a disappointing end to the KDE Tablet project, as Aaron Seigo was funding both projects out of his own pocket (almost exactly $200,000 spent)."
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Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @12:55PM (#47361295)

    KDE does give you a desktop! And thanks to plasma, other options, but no one took your precious desktop.

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @01:05PM (#47361387) Homepage

    "GNU/Linux systems just can't seem to get a foothold in the consumer market."

    Actually almost 100% of homes in the USA have GNU/Linux systems. Their TV, Their Bluray Players all run Linux. Tons of consumer devices run linux in homes.

  • by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) <> on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @01:37PM (#47361685) Journal

    Linux is to Android what Linux is to TiVo, it was cheaper to snatch the kernel than write their own, the rest, including the idea of FOSS (look up on Ars the excellent article about Android going proprietary Google is pulling a EEE on Android) they didn't want.

    So to make your sentence accurate it should read, Google does, Apple does, Microsoft does, which explains it, money, and money. The public has shown repeatedly they don't give even a single fuck about walled gardens or openness, hence the runaway success of iPad, so if the ONLY feature you can tout over the other guy is "freedom"? You are fucking dead, or like OpenPandora on life support.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn