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Updated: Openmoko Community Survey 2011

Update 9.1.2012: results are updated.

As the year 2011 nears it’s end, we – the Openmoko Community – did a poll [0] about which is the most popular hardware and which is the most popular software in our community. The poll was open for one week now and we got votes from 73 people.

I decided to close the poll now and release the results to the public. To create a ranking I gave 1 point to a “YES” vote and 0.5 points to a “(YES)” vote. The maximum (100%) is 73 points.

Rankings

Software Side:

1. SHR                  112.5 points    (61%)
2. QtMoko                99.5 points    (54%)
3. Debian                75.5 points    (41%)
4. Other Distro          40.0 points    (22%)


Hardware Side:

1. Om GTA02             158.5 points    (86%)
2. Goldelico GTA04       71.0 points    (38%)
3. Nokia N900            34.0 points    (18%)
4. Other Device          26.0 points    (14%)
5. Palm Pre (+variants)  14.5 points    ( 8%)
6. Om GTA01               9.5 points    ( 5%)
7. Google Nexus S         7.0 points    ( 4%)

Conclusion

On the software side SHR is still the most popular distro, directly followed by QtMoko. Quiet a few people commented, that they intend to code their own software/GUI mostly to educated themselves.

On the hardware side the Om GTA02 is the clear winner (which was expected). Surprisingly the Goldelico GTA04 is the 2nd most interesting device in this community, even though very few people have one, yet. Still, most of the developers already own one and you should get yours soon [1], as it seems to become a common target of this community. The Palm Pre, Om GTA01 and Google Nexus S got very few points and thus are probably not worth to support…

Happy New Year

Now, i’d like to wish all you Open Hard- and Software-Enthusiasts out there a good start into the year 2012. I hope the GTA04 project will flourish in 2012 and will help our community to grow and free the phone again!

Links

[0] http://www.doodle.com/sh6insnivnvqyz7h
[1] http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04 Group Tour

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[update] ArchLinux auf Lenovo 3000

Dieser Beitrag soll Erfahrungen, Tips und Tricks bzgl. der Installation und dem Betrieb von Arch Linux (Wikipedia: Arch Linux) auf einem Lenovo 3000 N200 Laptop festhalten und zu Verfügung stellen. Nach 2 Jahren Ubuntu Linux war der Umstieg ein (im Nachhinein absolut lohnenswerter) nötiger Schritt nachdem Ubuntu mit Version Gutsy hier bei gleichbleibenden Softwarepaketen erstens etwas langsamer und instabiler wurde, zweitens die Suspend- und Hibernatemodi des neu angeschafften Lenovo 3000 N200 (noch) nicht unterstützt werden. Ein Hinweis von Slyon zum richtigen Zeitpunkt reichte aus – Arch Linux ist sehr angenehm, die Installation klingt schwieriger als sie wirklich ist – und wenn der Codename mit ‘Don’t panic’ ein Zitat eines meiner Lieblingsautoren enthält muss das ja auch was werden…

(ein Artikel vom CoreBlog)
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