Cyanogen RULZ! ;]]
(rooted T-Mobile G1 running CyanogenMod 126.96.36.199 + 10mb 'ram hack' + swap activated + fixpermissions)
I've got my '7th day' tmobile G1 confounding all my peer circles' iphone apple fanboys to no end here. ;]]
With brilliant Cyanogen's
handiwork, my G1 helps me serve my Fortune 100 clients 24/7 here. 2kool4skool having android 2.0 [soon Cy will be adding bits of 2.1 too ;]] components in my "now 18 month old 'obsolete'" 'tmobile android beta' G1.
Re; some of the very very basic questions above about alternate tux distros etc. on g1's?.. ,very rare for any sans chaps at Cyan's hacker/coder/development levels honestly. More due tiny rom G1's sport than android limitations etc. Much more fun to be had on say a Nexus One or HTC Incredible blah blah infinitum.
Likewise, this kind of advanced android play is so much better addressed at such heavy weight android centric sites as http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/
than here lads. OR.. very active irc.Freenode.net
channels [typically 3-600+ users 24/7 ;]] #android &/or #cyanogenmod mates.