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____/ TomB on Wednesday 07 Sep 2011 11:06 : \____

> On 2011-09-07, the following emerged from the brain of Roy
> Schestowitz:
>> ____/ TomB on Wednesday 07 Sep 2011 06:39 : \____
>>> On 2011-09-07, the following emerged from the brain of Gregory
>>> Shearman:
>>>> On 2011-09-07, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee that Gregory Shearman spake thusly:
>>>>>> On 2011-09-07, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft, goodbye desktop, goodbye
>>>>>>> everything.
>>>>>> Hmmm... pretty nifty. I can't find any info on the processor. Is
>>>>>> it ARM?
>>>>> I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
>>>>> Given that KT is a Korean company, I'll bet it's a Samsung chip.
>>>>> Probably the S5PV210/PowerVR SGX540 SoC.
>>>> I couldn't find any detailed specs on the unit... a bit
>>>> unfortunate as I love reading about that stuff.
>>> Same here. I love the concept of this device, but I would really
>>> like to see more specs.
>> At least we care about specs and not about a logo :-)
> Logos are not interesting. Specs are. I have this one device in my
> home with a big fruity logo on the back, but specs-wise it does
> nothing for me. The lack of connectors and various slots is its
> biggest drawback imo. It also has a software store that doesn't allow
> applications such as Firefox and VLC - ie. the software store is not
> compatible with open source software, which is rather inconvenient for
> people that prefer open source.
> So I'm waiting for similar devices of other manufactureres, offering
> something that's more in line with what I would like to have - more
> I/O options, compatible with open source, better out-of-the-box
> interoperability with other devices, and perhaps even the ability to
> install a third pty. mobile operating system / environment.
> This device in my house is obviously not /my/ device, but the owner
> already complained that she may have not made the right choice buying
> it, as a lot of stuff she uses on the family desktop (which runs
> GNU/Linux) doesn't work at all on her portable device (eg. a lot of
> youtube videos and facebook games - she has no idea why, so as far as
> she's concerned the device "doesn't work properly with some stuff").

"Apple"-branded Foxconn tablets are not well specced. But the "Apple"
people are good at talking about the specs of /future/ (mythical)
devices of $VERSION+1, Linux talks what's about up for sale. The 
development lifecycle is simpler for Linux.

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