Posted Jun 11, 2009 6:19 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink
Parent article: OpenMoko: its present and future
Pretty nice article. I also find it funny that now with all the Openmoko _Inc_'s problems, the Openmoko hardware (A7), project and community is finally in a state that I can start recommending it to people whom I've said to wait so far. The biggest thing is that you don't need to apply post-purchase fix to buzzing with A7 anymore, but also the software is not too terrible anymore even though it's still pure hackers all around without too much concentration (eg. on Om2009 to become The out-of-the-box distro).
I'd like to add Debian, which I'm using FreeRunner with as a daily phone. It's not just Debian-based distros you can run on Neo, you can run pure Debian (+ a very few extra packages that are still in Debian's Debian-FSO team's repository). It's not that out-of-the-box as SHR is, but I for one _really_ like running Debian on my phone... all window managers etc. are available, you may do useless things just for fun like running OpenOffice.org...
Additionally, FreeRunner is offered as a discount package for DebConf visitors.
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