[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 20 22:40:39 EEST 2009
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Andrew Flegg<andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> Well, since Mer's based on Ubuntu, thousands of packags are only an
> apt-get away...
This is propaganda and a myth. Sure, you may be able to _install_ apps
from the Ubuntu repository, but whether they'll be usable on the
device (or even run) is another story entirely. There are many reasons
why "porting" is not a trivial process, and a program that works great
on a PC monitor may not be usable at all on a tiny touchscreen, never
mind the fundamental hardware issues.

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