[maemo-users] IT OS 2007 v.3 Upgrade

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Mar 28 10:17:37 EEST 2007
Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote:
> - I don't get a similar statement on a Palm device when I install non-Palm
> software (it's an OS, people install software).
> - I don't get a similar statement on a Windows mobile device when I install
> non-Windows software.
> - I don't get a similar statement on my cell phone when I install non-vendor
> software.
> Thus, what makes the tablet different?

I think it is slightly different since in all those examples you have 
simple way to recover because the basic system is in ROM and undamaged 
and you can do 'hard reset' clearing RAM and system boots. On the tablet 
you can remove/break even system files since they are mixed with user 
stuff in same filesystem. The only way to recover is to flash device 
over USB cable which is a bit harder and you need to download firmware 
and flasher. So all those devices are self-repairing, nokia tablet is 
not. I'm not sure this make some legal difference but technically there 
is such difference.


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