mr_ped Messages: 790 Registered: November 2005 Location: Czech Republic - Praha
I would still prefer ordinary stock Linux to catch up on those machines. Ubuntu would be almost perfect, especially if it would be well supported from device creators by good+early testing of new versions, so it would not break 1-2 years after original release.
That would mean you can customize the device from ground up. I think I would actually never use that option because of lack of time and enthusiasm to really *do* something, but having that option would make me much more confident and happy about such buy.
You never know when you will get "that great idea"(tm), how to use those mobile MHz of computing power, and it would be pity to be stop just by some stupid proprietary block (hello iPhone ), just because some companies don't have balls to let users do anything they wish.
nixnixnix Messages: 415 Registered: February 2007 Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
I remember my pal running some distro of Linux on his Psion series 3 or 5 years ago (I imagine it was an early slackware). I'm sure you could hack the N900 or lots of other phones to run Ubuntu. The thing is that its really not worth it unless you can get access to things like the GPS and bluetooth etc.
Could Maemo (Nokia's newly adopted Linux phone OS) be easily paired with UPP?
sevenjay Messages: 30 Registered: October 2008 Location: Taiwan
I think it has a big chance to run AP made by UPP on Maemo.
"It uses an X Window System-based graphical user interface using Xomap and the Matchbox window manager; the GUI uses the GTK+ toolkit and Hildon user interface widgets and API."