Which distribution to use on FR?

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Thu Jul 24 22:50:17 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 01:10:05PM -0700, Katrin Tomanek wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to OM and just received my new FR a couple of hours ago.
> I've been playing around with different distributions/images and am now
> wondering which distribution you guys prefer, use, and/or recommend:
> - OM2007.2
> - ASU
> - FSO
> - Qtopia
> Actually, I tried all of the above ones (most recent versions/snapshots)
> except FSO. Only for OM2007.2, making phone calls worked out of the box. On
> ASU and Qtopia I couldn't make phone calls (or receive). 
> Optically, I likes OM2007.2 best, however, it is awfully slow and constantly
> has a load > 2. Why is this? 

I use the ASU image. It has the speed/reliability/maturity/app-availability of the Qtopia platform, and also supports GTK/Gnome/X applications too.

And, ASU development is being funded by OpenMoko, and it will be their official shipping distribution, another reason to expect it will be the more stable and feature-full of the distros.


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