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#165
Originally Posted by Wikiwide View Post
BusyBox was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources.
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I understand this is busybox's purpose; I just don't think the N900 has such limited resources that stripped-down utilities are a good idea. I run Easy Debian on my N900, with standard gnu utilities, and the performance is just fine. If I were running things (a frightening idea) I'd have maemo for the neo900 built with the standard utilities installed, and provide instructions for users who prefer to get that extra little bit of batterylife they could have by substituting busybox. Standard gnu/linux should be the default, where possible.
 

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