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Re: Poll - What Smartphone do you use?

On 4 May 2011 03:13, Lisi <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tuesday 03 May 2011 16:55:40 shawn wilson wrote:
> On May 3, 2011 11:06 AM, "green" <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > giovanni_re wrote at 2011-05-02 22:35 -0500:
> > > What Smartphone do you use?
> >
> > Probably the Nokia N810 does not count, considering it is not GSM or CDMA
> > capable.  And at this point it seems unlikely that Debian will ever run
> > on it.
> Whaaaaat? Might want to Google again. IIRC, Nokia's phones were the closest
> to linux 5+ years before Apple or Google ever thought of making a phone.
> The n7xx, n8xx and n9xx should run most (if not all?) linux programs that
> can be compiled on an ARM.
> IIRC, OS2008 was a port of debian.
> Also, even symbian has Unix roots as I remember an old defcon or bh talk
> where the guy was explaining how they had implemented an old kernel with
> tons of known vulnerabilities.

Yes.  But now that Nokia is throwing its lot in with MS, and closing down many
of its software development facilities, and symbian is already dead, that is
all likely to change, and is probably what green meant.  So on this
particular occasion it is probably you who should Google!
No, Symbian is still actively developing.
They've just gone back to their original O.S. goals.
They were around before Nokia started splashing money around and still are.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, 
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

— Lucius Annæus Seneca.

Terrorism, the new religion.

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