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I'll dispense with the coyness about this: anybody know about these? An explanation: it's basically the Linux phone...

Tech Republic wrote a review that was basically an extended whine. I mean, yes, this is for developers, they state it outright. This is Linux. If that is not you, why have a snit about it? This is like saying you didn't enjoy Star Trek because it wasn't down-to-earth enough for you. I'm looking for a review that shows more understanding about the product.
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It is worth pointing out that if you buy this model, it will not come with an OS installed. You'll have to do that yourself. The trade-off in this is that the OS is free (in both the sense of free beer and free speech).
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More on the Pinephone. I have to admit that this does not really look ready for prime time. And yes, you will need Gemini to read the review. gemini://tanelorn.city/~vidak/pinephone ... iew.gemini
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Good, now I can install Virtualbox on it and have portable Windows XP

Speaking of Windows XP...
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Still got the itch for this.

The Virtualbox idea is a hoot. I mean, hell, why stop there? Put Debian on it and develop for it on a Rasp Pi... :lol:
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I'm an ordinary guy
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And sometimes I'm invisible...
All day long, I'm just a-rightin' wrongs,
And makin' evil villains miser'ble!