[svlug] Fedora or Ubuntu for novis
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Sep 20 08:43:21 PDT 2008
Quoting Chris Miller (lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com):
> Up until two years ago Linux on the desktop was cumbersome unless you
> had a machine that was more or less hand-picked for Linux compatibility.
Or if you were intelligent enough to avoid the obvious trap of
cutting-edge hardware, and deploying by preference on machines
comprising 1+ year old chipsets.
> First we need a phone...
I'm watching progress of FIC's Neo FreeRunner (towards being a viable
option, I mean) with interest.
Meantime, I personally don't ask much of a cellular telephone beyond
making calls and keeping a modest contact list. Some day, maybe I'll be
sold on replacing my cruddy old cellular and cruddy old PDA with a truly
open smartphone, but not yet.
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