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= Accuracy in Terminology =
 
= Accuracy in Terminology =
 
If we really are caring about accuracy in terms now, we should be calling this page "Accessing GNU/Linux" [http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html], since it's about getting to the mostly GNU userland. I'm not sure what "accessing (the kernel called) linux" would mean, but I assume it would involve a debugger. This is actually also an important distinction between the Palm Pre and Android/Linux based phones, since the Pre seems pretty "normal" to anyone who has used other GNU/Linux distributions from the command line, whereas the Android userland is pretty completely different, both in license (Apache) and use. If there aren't any objections here by the weekend, I'll take a stab at fixing terminology on this page and other pages that refer to it. -- [[User:Djbclark|djbclark]] 23:39, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
 
If we really are caring about accuracy in terms now, we should be calling this page "Accessing GNU/Linux" [http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html], since it's about getting to the mostly GNU userland. I'm not sure what "accessing (the kernel called) linux" would mean, but I assume it would involve a debugger. This is actually also an important distinction between the Palm Pre and Android/Linux based phones, since the Pre seems pretty "normal" to anyone who has used other GNU/Linux distributions from the command line, whereas the Android userland is pretty completely different, both in license (Apache) and use. If there aren't any objections here by the weekend, I'll take a stab at fixing terminology on this page and other pages that refer to it. -- [[User:Djbclark|djbclark]] 23:39, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
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== Installing via Preware ==
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Downloading the optware-bootstrap.sh script (as instructed) no longer works, and references using an automated method from Preware. Can we get some information on how it's installed from Preware?
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--[[User:Hparsons|Herb]] 14:40, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

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Accuracy in Terminology

If we really are caring about accuracy in terms now, we should be calling this page "Accessing GNU/Linux" [1], since it's about getting to the mostly GNU userland. I'm not sure what "accessing (the kernel called) linux" would mean, but I assume it would involve a debugger. This is actually also an important distinction between the Palm Pre and Android/Linux based phones, since the Pre seems pretty "normal" to anyone who has used other GNU/Linux distributions from the command line, whereas the Android userland is pretty completely different, both in license (Apache) and use. If there aren't any objections here by the weekend, I'll take a stab at fixing terminology on this page and other pages that refer to it. -- djbclark 23:39, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Installing via Preware

Downloading the optware-bootstrap.sh script (as instructed) no longer works, and references using an automated method from Preware. Can we get some information on how it's installed from Preware? --Herb 14:40, 30 December 2009 (UTC)