__/ [Ray Ingles] on Monday 17 October 2005 18:27 \__
> On 2005-10-17, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> The Linux operating system of the N770, Internet Tablet 2005 software
>>> edition, is basically a taylored version of Debian GNU/Linux and will
>>> most certainly become available for anyone (well, they have to, haven't
>>> they?). ...
>> Yes, I read about that and thought to myself "why in the earth Debian?".
>> But let's not make this a flamebait...
> Debian is solid and stable (too stable for some peoplei :-> ). It's also
> fully open-source (and mostly GPL) so there's no worries about licensing
> fees. It's also quite possibly the most multi-platform distribution,
> actively supporting a wide variety of CPU architetures. And, being
> popular, it's actively developed and unlikely to disappear.
> All in all, it seems a pretty good choice.
That's a very convincing argument. In my reply to Karel, as I began to raise
SuSE as an option, I soon realised that licensing would be an issue. Best
of luck to Nokia!