[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Aug 20 22:26:56 EEST 2009
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 20:21, Cassio Gomes<gomespr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I´m worried about the elder versions, like N8x0, that became very popular in
> Brazil.
> Will Maemo 5 support 'em and bring us more development teams, doin' basic
> useful stuff like a text editor and makin' N8x0 better?

No, the hardware advances in the past few years mean that supporting
the OMAP2-based N8x0s would've constrained the Maemo 5 lead device too

However, Nokia *are* supporting Mer - a community effort to rebuild
Maemo on top of an Ubuntu base:


Nokia's support here has been fantastic, and a testament to how many
people there "get" open source.

> Now, I see it as a great gadget, but it´s too limited due the lack of
> softwares made especially for Maemo's.

Well, since Mer's based on Ubuntu, thousands of packags are only an
apt-get away...



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