[maemo-users] Repeat quetion : Diablo update to OS2008HE ? (Was: Software Choices for New Nokia 770?)

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Oct 28 23:41:01 EET 2008
Luca wrote:
> > Shall we expect Nokia to simply cease development work and stop
> > everything because they have users of a current generation who can't
> > use the newer faster better way of doing something?
> I can run the latest linux distribution on an almost 10 years old
> computer, and I assure you that the distro
> maker didn't stand still to cater for me.

I've heard this argujment before and *can* relate to it. However:

    * The difference between a PIII and a modern processor
      is, in many ways, smaller than the difference
      between OMAP2420 (and the surrounding architecture)
      and the OMAP3430.

    * Having a good usable UI on a Maemo 5 device /and/
      a decent user experience on an N810 will cost
      more to develop. Nokia *can't* ship a sub-
      standard UI (if Maemo 5'll be as good as planned)
      and officially support it.

> Heck, I could even use lxde instead of kde4 if I really cared about its
> slowness.

And things like Debian will allow you to replace Maemo with something else; or keep Maemo 4. Nokia's plans to differentiate at the UI layer, and open the lower layers will help with other replacements at the higher levels - just as you describe.



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