I haven't seen the specs of either OS yet, of course. But I can guess at the hardware that they will both debut on, and I'm fairly confident that both devices will be more powerful than the first Linux box I ever worked on. I'm hoping that the end result will be a full enough set of posix libraries to move the LAMP stack with little trouble. "Little trouble" being a relative term, of course.
I am in Portland this week for OSCON. I've got a couple of talks
do this week (and a MySQL 5.1 Tutorial to do today).
I am a bit cavalier about short trips, I don't double check my
packing as much as I should. Therefor I neglected to pack my Treo's
charger. Last night I was thinking that I would need to get up this
morning and go buy a charger and then I remembered an article I read
on LifeHacker.com about hotels having boxes of power supplies just
sitting around collecting dust.
This morning I went down to the front desk of the Double Tree and
asked if they had a box of chargers. Down to the basement they sent
me where I found not one box, but a few boxes of power supplies.
My Treo is now happily charging :)
The flight I am on is delayed and they have us sitting in the
plane while they fix something on the plane.
So what do I do? Pop open the laptop, fire up DUN and start pulling down email. My phone just became my connection to the world.
Why does Cingular suck? Because they disable DUN on the Treo's they ship. My current email reading, web surfing lifestyle is all made possible by a warranty voiding approach that I found that allowed me to enable a feature they decided they didn't want their customers to have. If you buy a phone from Cingular you get a phone that they have hacked up to remove features that they don't want you to have.
And what would be the story if you bought your phone on your own and skipped buying it from Cingular?
You would get this feature built it.
Cingular sucks. I live for the day of the Wi-MAX revolution where we can see the death of the closed phone …