Originally Posted by jusmee
You'll find linux has less bugs than a lot of commercial software, simply because it is open and anyone can find and fix a bug, not just a small group of paid developers that have agendas put upon them. The reason linux is used for so many back end server systems is that it IS so stable and reliable. Problems with the Kobo reader have nothing to do with linux from what I've seen - it's all what Kobo have done.
Race conditions cannot happen in sleep mode, or when powered off - which is, reportedly, a state in which these devices deplete their batteries.
A rewrite is the last thing you want from Kobo. Writing an OS from scratch is beyond them. Even rewriting their reader code seems to be beyond doing without introducing more bugs than they fix.
Ok -- well said and argued. I'm going to have to agree with you.