[maemo-users] iPad

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 28 19:58:13 EET 2010
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Alberto Garcia <agarcia at igalia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:27:18AM -0700, Mark wrote:
>> But it's VERY important to keep the underlying OS a full desktop
>> version, complete with *all* the apps in the standard repositories
>> with no porting necessary. Anything else will result in a massive
>> fail. That's Maemo's #1 failing: there are too many little details
>> required when porting, standard repositories do NOT work, and the
>> app base just isn't there. The Nokia ITs have been out far longer
>> than even the iPhone, and yet the apps number in the few hundreds,
>> compared with 100,000 iPhone apps and over 10,000 for Android even
>> though it is by far the youngest.
> That's contradictory to say the least.
> Many desktop apps could be ported to the Internet Tablets with little
> effort.

That's a lie. If it were that easy, there would be thousands of Maemo
apps. The dependencies alone are a nightmare, nevermind the hardware
limitations. When you're dealing with an extremely stripped-down OS,
everything becomes much more difficult.

> However iPhone apps were written specifically for the device from
> scratch.
> IMHO Kate's comment is completely right.
> Berto

Yeah, that's why *everybody* knows what an iPhone/iPod is, but
*nobody* on the street has ever heard of Maemo or Nokia Internet
Tablets (or the N900)...

I give up. If you're that determined to fail, be my guest. Meanwhile,
my Nexus One does everything I hoped, right out of the box. I can open
Word and Excel documents, (and with a $15.00 upgrade I can now create
and edit them as well as PDFs and powerpoints). The navigation is far
better than any standalone GPSr I've tried, never mind the joke that
Nokia is now providing free. The PIM features work better than
anything else I've ever seen or used. In short, it's way beyond
anything I ever thought possible, given my experience with *any* other
OS or hardware.

I was going to post an objective comparison table with the iPhone 3GS,
N900, Nexus One, and Droid, but now I don't see the point. Facts don't
seem to be important to you people.

Goodbye and good riddance.
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