Install Debian on the Nokia N810


The Nokia N810 tablet is a great buy, especially for hackers. It already ships with a Linux-based operating system, called OS2008, which is based upon Maemo 4.0. However, for those who aren’t fans of OS2008, you can install Debian easily with some patience and an extra memory card. The Debian install includes OpenOffice, Firefox 3, AbiWord, and IceWM. You should be aware that there are pitfalls. Some of the applications run slowly, and you may be in danger of losing data if you run into problems.

[via Unwired View]

Comments

  1. James says:

    I hate to be picky, but the N810 already runs Debian. ‘Maemo’ is a Debian-based distribution, in much the same way Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution.

    It is a hack though ;-)

  2. Alfonso FR says:

    Just published about KDE on the Nokia 770, now I find this. Superb!
    Have a look to the post (non-spanish speakers, please hit the google translate applet, located on at the top right corner):
    http://alfonsoycia.blogspot.com/2008/07/kde-en-una-nokia-internet-tablet.html

  3. Terry says:

    I have the older Nokia 770 that is also based on Maemo. Would this work on the 770?

  4. Konstantin says:

    Спасибо классная статья ;)

  5. jack says:

    I like this thing. I buy it for my nephew and he’s very happy. I see this thing is worth your money.

  6. Interesting article, i have bookmarked your blog for future referrence :)

  7. eduardo menduni says:

    hola

  8. Matt Priest says:

    Say what you will, Nokia are still top of their game. I’d prefer a Nokia to an Iphone anyday :)

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