howtogeek at April 16th, 2013 06:45 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/149973/htg-explains-which-computing-platforms-are-open-and-which-are-closed/
The last few years have seen the rise of closed platforms — operating systems that only allow you to install software approved by the operating system’s developer. However, many popular platforms — even mobile ones — are still open platforms.
2noob2btrue at April 16th, 2013 14:53 — #2
Great article, it addresses one of my biggest concerns about Windows 8 - the trend toward a closed Windows OS.
robynsveil at April 17th, 2013 06:27 — #3
I agree - a much needed discussion with a few surprises even for me! Well done!
beeven at April 20th, 2013 12:25 — #4
open= considered for purchase
closed=NO SALE *EVER*
andrewrobert7 at May 31st, 2013 19:08 — #5
About how windows 8 is becoming closed: Metro apps violate the name of the OS. Why was Windows called what it was? Because Windows were so important. Now there aren't windows in metro, so unless you're changing the name to Panels, Microsoft, you better keep the "legacy" desktop.
geek at July 11th, 2014 14:26 — #6
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