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Old 04-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Thumbs up SL4P, Slackware for Pandora.


Hi.

I recently noticed that the official Slackware ARM version, ARMedslack, was ported to the Open Pandora.

I own myself this device and it's the most awesome computer i ever had.
Slackware runs fine - as usual -, all the hardware is supported and 13.37 and current are available as compressed SD card rootfs.
The CPU is the same than a iPhone 3, and some units can be overclocked to around 1.1GHz !

Open Pandora:
http://openpandora.org/

Slackware for Pandora release thread:
http://boards.openpandora.org/index....elease-thread/

Slackware for Pandora's Wiki:
http://pandorawiki.org/Software_projects/OS/Slackware
 
Old 04-18-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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I was wondering what this had to do with Pandora.

Neat, looks like an old HP Jornada w/ game controls. It's a shame that their price point is so extreme vs what the device is though. Their price is $485.50 USD, that's a lot of money for what you're actually receiving.

Neat that Slackware is 'supporting' it though.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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You're wrong about the price. The Pandora just kills 700$+ smartphones.
Also, it's a small company, the motherboards are made in Germany, so it can't be compared to mass market devices.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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You're wrong about the price.
No, that price is correct according to their own website and current exchange rates.

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The Pandora just kills 700$+ smartphones.
Eh

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Also, it's a small company, the motherboards are made in Germany, so it can't be compared to mass market devices.
Regardless of the size of the company, potential buyers should absolutely still compare it to mass produced devices. If that potential buyer decides that the benefits of it are better than that of its competitors, then they can buy it; however, that does not change that statistically it is very high priced for what you get.

You don't have to be mad that I don't think it's the next greatest thing, I'd just never heard of it before, researched it a bit with some vague interest - until I saw the price.

But all that is besides the point here (I think...) since this thread was meant to more be patting Slackware on the back for their support, rather than a discussion on how "killer" this device is, no? Good on 'em.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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You're totally wrong about the price. It's a low price for all the capabilities this device offers.
It's a real free PC in the pocket ! Nobody offer that. Even the iPhone is a meaningless toy compared to it.
But you're right about Slackware, having this OS in the pocket is priceless .
I wonder how much portable devices can run a REAL Linux. Openmoko seemed great, but i never touched it.
And the amazing Zaurus was also a great device, but now very outdated.

Just an owner's feedback .
 
Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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Seems that the 14.0 release is on it's way:

http://boards.openpandora.org/index....0/#entry185577
 
  


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