[maemo-users] App-Manager failure

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Mon Nov 24 18:49:29 EET 2008
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2008, at 11:05 AM, Mark wrote:
>> But that's not what we're talking about anyway. The point was who the
>> Tablets are marketed to, not the mailing list itself. At this point in
>> time, no average PDA user is going to have much success with the
>> Tablets without learning a bunch of Linux and getting their hands
>> dirty under the hood. That's hardly consumer-friendly.
> The tablets aren't really _marketed_ to anybody, as Nokia doesn't
> actually market them. I've yet to see anybody convincingly back up the
> claim that a "bunch of Linux" is required to use the device "as
> advertised", but this argument seems to be made up mostly of emotion,
> and I've had it more times than I care to remember, so I'm quite
> certain I know what the result of this one will be. Feel free to prove
> me wrong, though.

My toddler (seen to those of you at the Summit on Saturday -
eventually) happily uses the bookmarks menu on an N810, can start Tux
Paint, can navigate to his folder of shortcuts and can then navigate
the web browser.

My wife uses an N810, installs applications, browses the web etc.

Neither know any Linux command line incantations. It's not perfect at
the moment, but it *is* a lot better than people say.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
maemo.org Community Council member

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