Because some of us might actually be interested in the results? I didn't preorder (wanted to, but couldn't due to unforseen consequences), but I read the forums (a lot) because I want to know more about the community around the pandora as much as about the device itself.White Demon said:why do people always put 'I didn't preorder' in these polls? People who didn't preorder shouldn't even be here, so there's no reason for it. Please don't encourage them.
I smell anti-newb elitism.White Demon said:edit: why do people always put 'I didn't preorder' in these polls? People who didn't preorder shouldn't even be here, so there's no reason for it. Please don't encourage them.
Because there were many hardware-delays during the Pandora Production but not so many software delays, I expect a well backed OS. We are so late with the release that I think there was more than enough Time to create a solid piece of OS for the Pandora. Not all functions maybe and of course not all Programms finished but the basics like wifi, USB, Hardware-Driveres etc... should be ready. For Example, Squidge has a OMAP Dev Board since over a year, so I hope he had done more than some quick SNES EMU-Port in all that time.skeezix said:I think most people are assumed to know this is a new piece of technology and are ready for 'adventure' .. but I thought I'd like to ask and really get a better idea here.
Do most pandora pre-buyers expect to have a well oiled experience? or are ready to tinker day to day for awhile? what do you want/expect?
(Aside from us peeps, there are considerations for reviewers and blogs/magazines and so forth .. they expect to see pretty stable. Some people love to get in early, while sometimes that backlashes on the seller. Interesting stuff!)
White Demon said:edit: why do people always put 'I didn't preorder' in these polls? People who didn't preorder shouldn't even be here, so there's no reason for it. Please don't encourage them.
The news section at openpandora.org has been updated, so I don't think they're planning on delaying the release for the OS. It looks like 6 weeks from Jan 15th is the latest date they'll start shipping. Then again, 'late November' was presented as a pretty firm date, too.Gruso said:Naturally I went with "Ship ASAP", and I'd love it if that happened. I am wondering though, whether decisions will be made based on this poll, or if it's just an exercise in curiosity.
Or on the wiki. Ideally, the user guide(s) would be posted there and linked from openpandora.org. And then, if someone likes, they can announce it in the forums. I nominate RajTakhar for writing the how-to on flashing your NAND.RajTakhar said:I guess a how to guide needs to be created and posted in the correct place in this forum
Heh... You'll get some of that even if the OS was armor-plated, rock solid. It's a hell of a lot better than other players, from what I understand (From reliable sources, mind...) but we can do even better than that and we're working towards it.fiveseven said:As long as it looks vaguely like it's working, I'll take it! I actually think it would be kind of fun trying to hack various things into working, would be good linux experience (which I really need right now).