[off-topic] smartphone alternatives?
openmoko at ginguppin.de
Tue Dec 18 21:28:48 CET 2012
> I have used N900 for some time ...
speaking of the n900: FSO is supposed to support that one and i guess SHR
would work too. i hope to get another n900 in a near future and to be able
to test that
the hardware of the n900 is almost what i always was slooking for -- the
software used to prove why Nokia is in trouble. nice ideas, but little
thought of how people actually would use it ; a crippled debian with
libraries modified into being incompatible with the ones from debian; ...
there's work going on, though, to get rid of Nokia's closed source and/or
modified packages by a project called CSSU which provides all upgrades
- gps only works when inet connection is avaliable since it is so bad it
doesn't get fix on its own, satellites are not stored and fed back -- you
basically have to obtain a new fix (=inet traffic) everytime you switch it
on. that's particularly nice when you're abroad ...
- for lot of settings you actually need to reboot b/c these geniuses at
Nokia did not implement an easy way to restart X
- GUI apps are unable to use usb networking per defaukt, you'll need some
kind of hack
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