[maemo-users] [Fwd: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800]

From: DZ oculus at mail.ru
Date: Wed Aug 29 22:35:17 EEST 2007

Have anybody tried to compile Wengo Phone for N800?

Skype is very contradictive to linux tablet spirit
- this software uses proprietary closed and encrypted protocol (closed  
also means weak);
- written using obfuscation in software (decryption and checks also uses  
additional n800 power and resources)  
- according to latest reports reads sensitive user information and nobody  
knows why (because software is closed source and obfuscated) and how it  
can be used by crackers  

So, Wengo is viable alternative to the Skype.


On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:24:45 +0400, Alan Williamson <alan at blog-city.com>  

> Sorry replied to the individual not the list -- man do i hate that
> "feature" of the list (and yes for the record, i completely disagree
> with every point made by that link that attempts to justify it) :)
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800
> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:23:31 +0100
> From: Alan Williamson <alan at blog-city.com>
> Reply-To: alan at blog-city.com
> Organization: Blog-City Ltd
> To: James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org>
>> The last point above has value in light of a recent development.  I  
>> could
>> point to 2 things 1.  the shear hype surround the iPhone.  and second  
>> the
>> expert surfing done by the RAZR team managing to release a new "color"  
>> or
>> other change every time  sales began to slow.
> I agree -- the hype around the iPhone has been interesting to watch.
> Especially as they address the awful onscreen keyboard usage which seems
> to be getting people in a bit of a tizz.
> If you look at the video on the Apple site; they have everything the
> N800 has, except for one rather cool little feature.  But that is
> something i am sure nokia could easily add in with a next release
> (predicts which key you are going to press next and makes that box  
> bigger).
> Nokia -- get thy head out of the sand and take a leaf out of that Jobs
> boy book -- either start hyping up your cool stuff, or give US THE TOOLS
> and we'll do it for you!

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