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speculatrix
post Nov 5 2007, 12:32 PM
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looks like it'll be a linux software suite, I guess with a standard set of base apps.

coverage here: at the BBC

Engadget:
coverage of announcement
press release/

Android itself:
developers - can't download anything yet

very interesting... so, who will be first to have a proper Google linux smartphone - I reckon Motorola because they've already had a few models out which are linux based (using QT as their graphical toolkit), or will OpenMoko produce a usable release first? Will OpenMoko be googlephone compatible?

the future will be quite interesting!
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post Nov 7 2007, 08:44 PM
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speculatrix:

> what's the obsession with debian... it's just linux, ok?

for a severely disabled person for whom all typing is painful, having the same distro on the zaurus and the desktop can help reduce typing by reducing the need to find how to do things in the new distro, guaranteeing a similar set of available utilities with exactly the same names and behavior, and ensuring compatible protocol versions for x, vnc, and others thereby reducing test cycles setting up a potentially complex ergonomic setup that allows controlling the desktop while lying down. and a standard multiarch distro might potentially have other, similar benefits, such as not having to compile or request anybody to compile a tool if it is already there.

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post Nov 8 2007, 05:17 AM
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QUOTE(iwantprogress @ Nov 8 2007, 04:44 AM) *
speculatrix:
> what's the obsession with debian... it's just linux, ok?

for a severely disabled person for whom all typing is painful, having the same distro on the zaurus and the desktop can help reduce typing by reducing the need to find how to do


no, I wasn't offended, just surprised by how many people want debian on the zaurus... angstrom is loosely based on debian, in fact, they could probably wrapper ipkg with a dpkg command which translated the commands and it'd be hard to notice.

thanks for clarifying why you want debian, it makes sense.
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