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Hello everybody.

A simple question:
Is it planned to can run other OS on the N900?

Example MER or OpenMoko?

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Originally Posted by korbé View Post
Hello everybody.

A simple question:
Is it planned to can run other OS on the N900?

Example MER or OpenMoko?
There's nothing stopping you from getting rid of Maemo completely and running another OS so long as it can run on the same chipset.
 

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I'm not sure that all the features will work 100% though (knowing nokia and ti past endeavors with the tablets).
They promised that this one will be more "open", it's up to you to believe or not their promises.
 
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Originally Posted by luca View Post
They promised that this one will be more "open", it's up to you to believe or not their promises.
Is it? Why not just look at the hard evidence? The frequent SDK releases being the largest and most obvious.
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SDK releases aren't enough to be sure that every piece of hardware will be fully working with a kernel from kernel.org (with or without patches)
 

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I UP this tread .

What said Nokia about a port of MER in this N900?

If anyone has additional information.
 
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Originally Posted by korbé View Post
What said Nokia about a port of MER in this N900?
Why do we need Nokia to weigh in on Mer on the N900?
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Originally Posted by GeneralAntilles View Post
Why do we need Nokia to weigh in on Mer on the N900?
Because Maemo 5 contains too many proprietary software.

I know that porting of MER in N900 contain proprietary drivers, but will always be better than Maemo 5.

And because if it exist a port of MER in N900, this is possible to make other FLOSS OS for N900. And diversity is always good.

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After Maemo Sumit, no news about this?
 
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Mer was/is designed to bring Maemo 5 functionality to the N800/N810 devices since by hardware specs they can't run Maemo 5. It doesn't make sense to have Mer for the N900.

As for running other OSes, within the N900's hardware, you'd need to play in the SDK as GA stated; or wait for movements - like Mer - to prop up once developers have had sufficient time with the Maemo 5 SDK and N900 device.
 
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