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Old 11-16-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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What gsm phones best with Debian linux distros?


I am ready to replace my GSM phone and want suggestions on which ones you have and how well they sync PIM info with Debian Linux distros.

Do they sync with Kontact or some other package?
Was it hard to set up the sync?

My old phone is an HTC Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 5.0. Very little Linux options available and crashes a lot. Solid little piece of hardware but I can't have the software crashing nearly every day.

Old 11-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Why use debian
The point of debian on the freerunner is that you get a huge army of software in a repository, all compiled for the arm processor.
Debian is used on many other embedded devices too and so there's a much larger repository of software already available than in the 2008.8 opkg archives.
You can build your own things without need to play with openembedded.
For example compiling natively is a snap w/ debian, just apt-get gcc&libc-dev (on gentoo too) and not so easy w/ om images (borked compiler, borked headers).
Old 11-26-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
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I have no any idea about the GSM phone with linux.but I am thinking to have it..just want good suggestion to buy it.


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