not being able to use Skype is a big problem
laforge at openmoko.org
Thu Jul 3 13:04:27 CEST 2008
Let me just comment two things to this thread:
1) there are quite a number of linux-using VoIP WiFi phones out there.
They usually have way less powerful CPU's like the N8xx. I know of
one particular popular product from Accton which is IMHO sold as
netgear and SMC product that is based on the OMAP850. So no
ARMv5 instruction set problems here. Probably problems with some
proprietary UI toolkit / window system they might be using.
2) Just a legal warning. the skype client is proprietary software and
has a license agreement. Without further review, I am quite sure
that running it on any different hardware than the one it was shipped
on, or doing any type of modification is most likely not permitted.
Harald [who still wonders why any freedom-loving person would ever
want to use skype, probably one of the most proprietary
systems out on the net today]
- Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org> http://openmoko.org/
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