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Canonical starts posting Ubuntu Touch Preview daily builds

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Feb 2013, 22:22

For anyone who likes to argue about the openness of Android, take notice right now, because Canonical is showing you how open source really works. While Google creates each iteration of Android in a closed manner before releasing the source code, Canonical has started to post daily builds of Ubuntu Touch Preview for developers that want to contribute...

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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 22:57

1. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

Ubuntu is great as pure open source, but I'm not sure how secure it is when anyone and everyone can tamper with it just like Wikipedia, maybe I don't understand perhaps someone can enlighten me. All I know Google controlling Android gives it more peace of mind to people.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 00:07 2

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Open source usually is far more secure than anything else exactly because anyone can see the code. The process of finding and fixing bugs and security flaws is crowd sourced and far more efficient.

Where your view is off is the Wikipedia comparison. You can see and edit open source code, but the changes you make have to be checked and approved by others, so you can't just go in and create security flaws.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 23:06 1

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Ubuntu vs Qnx vs Android vs WP8 vs IOS vs FirefoxOs vs Tizen vs other developing OS' Innovative future I see. lets hope android doesn't remain forever #1 because I want to see something different.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 23:22 2

3. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

problem with others open OS. they dont have google ecosystem. android is gonna be number one for a long time. i think only amazon can challenge google. but they rather play nice. maybe tizen if samsung wants to go after google. doubt it.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 23:23 1

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Android is not open really ... it's Privatized version of LINUX as many say

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