[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 21 01:28:07 EEST 2009
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Gary<gary at eyetraxx.net> wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>> That's an excuse (and a poor one), not a reason. When they never get
>> around to actually finishing the OS or software for the N9X0, you'll
>> be hearing "I told you so"...
> Mobile processors are is going through upgrade cycles much faster than
> the desktop and server processor market. 1st and 2nd gen iPhone users
> can't record videos like the 3 GS -- why? It's probably a matter of
> changing a config file to allow it on older hardware but can it handle
> the workload well enough that it won't furstrate a few million end
> users? I can run Windows 7 on a seven year old DELL notebook but do you
> think can play the latest video games on it? Or even games from 5-7
> years ago? Probably not. So if you'd like to develop your own Freemantle
> port for N8X0 and N700 tablets we can all help you QA your efforts and
> file lots of bugs for modern software that can't run efficiently on
> legacy hardware.
> -Gary
> _______________________________________________

That's a straw-man fallacy. If an N800 can run "real" Debian (and it
definitely can), then leaving it out of Freemantle is inexcusable.

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