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Comment Re: The problem is not FFOS, it's the crappy phone (Score 2) 132

Try running Android with 128 MiB and you'll be glad if it ever boots. I have an Android tablet with a Tegra 2 CPU (dual core 1.2 GHz) and 512 MiB RAM Running Cyanogenmod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2 IIRC) and it runs painfully slow. Of course I don't think iOS would be able to run properly with these specs. FFOS does a great job squeezing poor hardware, but it cannot do miracles.

Comment The problem is not FFOS, it's the crappy phone. (Score 2) 132

FFOS is a good mobile OS. I have tried version 2.0 in a ZTE Open and although this is also a crappy phone (single core CPU, 256 MiB RAM), it is not as crappy as the Cloud FS. The keyboard works well, and the OS runs rock solid (no hangs, decent speed). The only problems with this phone are the crappy camera (slightly better than the one in the Cloud FX) and the poor multitasking due to the low RAM amount. If you install FFOS e.g. on a Nexus device, you will find it performs great and it has no multitasking problems. I like FFOS and I've been considering switching from Android to FFOS, the only things I'm missing right now is a good SSH client that works "offline" (e.g. not connecting to a web page through the Internet) and a swype-like keyboard. About these extremely low spec smartphones, I think something like the almost dead Symbian would make a lot more sense. I owned a Nokia 5800 some time ago, with the same amount of RAM (128 MiB) and a weaker CPU, and it performed pretty decent. 128 MiB is just too low for a full featured mobile OS like FFOS.

Comment I'm hardly surprised (Score 1) 250

I want to buy an ARM Chromebook since it was announced, but as today, I still have not one, and maybe I'll never have it. Why? Because I live in Spain, and ARM Chromebooks still have not been released here :(. I don't know why Google punish spaniards not launching it here, but I also don't know how they pretend to have big sales if they do not launch it everywhere and make big advertising campaigns.

Comment Maybe it's not as bad as it sounds. (Score 1) 466

It can be a good idea if it is used as a complementary system, used ONLY for a few selected packages, like for example non free ones. Non free packages have the problem that sometimes they become a real pain to get working, when the libraries they depend on get outdated, and are not available in the repositories of the distro you are using. As Ubuntu continues moving away from the free software ecosystem, I think this is hardly a surprising move.

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