2008.9 Basic questions
Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson
mokowatch at projektenterprises.com
Sat Sep 20 13:45:18 CEST 2008
Nishit Dave wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com
> <mailto:stargazer.dave at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at gmx.net
> <mailto:Quakeman1 at gmx.net>> wrote:
> When i ordered the phone the reseller said on the website that
> the phone
> isn't useable for daily use and is only for enthusiasts. And this
> information was everywhere in the net even at july when i
> ordered my
> phone. So don't say you didn't noticed this when you ordered
> your phone.
> Or did you just click-buy without researching anything about
> the things
> you want to buy? ;)
> See: http://www.idasystems.net/ and
> They have updated the website, raised the FR's price (because they
> didn't figure out octroi earlier?) but still no mention of it not
> being usable for daily use. In fact, when I bought it, they had a
> 30 day return policy, which I did not invoke, considering I should
> support the effort and trust Openmoko to deliver. Now they seem
> to have removed the return policy.
> And by the way, what do Openmoko have to say about the FR?
> The only (implied) warning one could have come across in the early
> days of the launch was the *Community Portal*, which is the wiki,
> saying that this was a developer release of the FR. So how many phone
> purchase decisions are made on the basis of a *community portal's*
> hint, when the corporate and reseller websites do not point out that
> it is an experimental device at all?
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
I fail to see the purpose of this argument. With the right level of
enthusiasm, a little configuration and remembering to plug it in when
you're not there to manually suspend it, the phone works as a phone with
2008.8 just fine. I use mine every day and since receiving it have not
turned on my old phone, not even once!
Before I get flamed though I will state I am an avid Linux user. I am
comfortable with command line or GUI, and actually tend to prefer the
CLI. For those who are very new to Linux or are still scared of the
command line might I suggest studying and becoming comfortable with CLI
first for now since, until the software has been stabilized further,
these complains will continue to exist.
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