The Linux Box in My Pocket
Mar 09, 2010, 17:06 (1 Talkback[s])
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"My wife and I picked up new 'phones' last week. Penny wanted a
phone with a slide out keyboard so she would be able to text more
easily. I wanted a Droid.
"The Droid is a 4 inch machine running a slim Linux Kernel
called Android. The whole thing is orchestrated by Google. The
machine comes with 16 gigs of flash memory, a 5 megapixel camera,
audio player that plays several different formats of music
including MP3s, GPS, 3.7 inch touch screen, slide out keyboard,
WiFi, wireless broadband, a very sophisticated (free) software
installation framework, and, oh yeah, a phone.
"Not wanting to scare her off I dumbed it down a tad. I said
something like "This one has a keyboard. And you can log into
Pandora and stream your channel 24 hours a day." She was sold."