Claude M. Schrader on 2 Apr 2008 21:11:27 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux on Iphone

On 23:56 Wed 02 Apr     , Michael Leone wrote:
> > loading any code not installed through itunes, or VOIP over edge. 
> Well, VOIP over edge would be taxing the edge bandwidth, right? Perhaps 
> I'm misunderstanding why that would be a good thing. Edge networks have 
> lesser bandwidth, and VOIP is bandwidth-intensive, no?

giving them the benefit of a doubt, VOIP isn't bandwidth intensive, but it
does involve lots (relatively) of tiny packets, which could overwhelm an
underpowered access point if enough people on it are using voip. It also
eats into your minute usage, and could cut down on precious overage fees,
of course.

> > This means no java, no flash, no firefox plugins. 
> Well, that does rule out a lot of sites, I'll grant you. The other end 
> of that question is ... are those sites you'd want to see on a small 
> phone, with limited memory and bandwidth? But I can see that.

the iphone is surprisingly useful for full size sites with images and
fonts. Its the first cellphone browser that I've ever used thats actually
useful on regular unfussed with websites

> > Running an app in the backround is also disallowed - which makes things like IM clients less
> > than useful. 
> I can maybe see this one ... of course, using IM on a phone is typing a 
> conversation, rather than using the phone as a phone, and actually 
> *speaking* to the person at the other end ... <G>

I'd venture to guess that at this point, 99% of new phones sold include
SMS messaging, and many include built in IM, and email clients. Talking to
people is overrated anyway :-)

> > I'm not saying I would ever do this, or that I think its
> > right...but there are reasons to do it, other than "because we can".
> > Claude
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