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Old 04-16-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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Suggested Section - Linux and mobile devices


Hi,

I was wondering if a section that dealt with mobile devices (cellphones) and linux would be helpful to other? I would find it helpful - so i'm wondering what your take is...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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my take is we already have one... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...splay.php?f=25
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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Linux - Laptop and Handheld would indeed be the correct place for those type of questions.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:19 AM   #4
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Yes but ...

I just went there (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...splay.php?f=25)
& did a search, here are my results:

Search: Key Word(s): phone
Showing results 1 to 50 of 156
Search took 46.48 seconds.

I think it would waste fewer search resources to institute a "Cell/Mobile Phone" sub-forum. Not to mention wasting members time scanning 156 threads vs 7615.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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arbitrary subdivisions really doesn't help, people just post it in more places at once and it gets so messy. if there were lots of people actually using linux on mpobile phones and asking questions at lq.org then those posts would be much more visible.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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I think the "Showing results 1 to 50 of 156" is indicative of the fact that at this point, a dedicated forum for this topic isn't needed. No one is looking forward to Linux mobiles more than myself, so if the demand changes, we'll certainly revisit the issue.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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and that's a search for "Phone"... can you guess how many search results there are for generic words like that... "monitor", "printer" etc.
 
  


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