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Date:      Sat, 28 Jul 2012 08:32:03 +0200
From:      Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
To:        Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, mru258@yahoo.com
Subject:   Re: is it possible to install freebsd on tablet?
Message-ID:  <20120728063203.GA2200@tinyCurrent>
In-Reply-To: <201207241223.q6OCN3SR063819@mail.r-bonomi.com>
References:  <1343129654.559.YahooMailNeo@web140701.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> <201207241223.q6OCN3SR063819@mail.r-bonomi.com>

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El día Tuesday, July 24, 2012 a las 07:23:03AM -0500, Robert Bonomi escribió:

> 
> > From: Mr U <mru258@yahoo.com>
> > Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:34:14 -0700 (PDT)
> > Subject: is it possible to install freebsd on tablet?
> >
> > hi
> >
> > I have a question, is it possible to install freebsd (or netbsd) on an 
> > android tablet?
> 
> Authoritative answer:
>   "Theoetically poszible? yes.
>    Realistically doable? Maybe".
> 
> And it's a _big_ "maybe".
> 
> It depends on the -exact- hardware details of the tablet device in question.
> 
> If the particular make/model of tablet is not explicitly listed in the
> 'supported hardware' list ffor the vesion of FreeBSD that you are consideing,
> then it will take a -lot- of research to deteming whether FreeBSD will
> run without modification on that device.
> ...

I would be better to spent such efforts in porting FreeBSD to an open
device, and not to such propriety beast; there have been steps in the
past to port to Openmoko Freerunner:

http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/FreeBSD

I'm using such a mobile as my one and only daily cell phone, but it
still runs a Linux distribution, SHR

http://www.shr-project.org/trac/wiki

	matthias
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