February 10th 2011 2:17 pm

8.0
final rating

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Ease of use No comments great!
  • Speed Speed tends to be a bit lacking, I suspect it's a hardware issue. Running this on a desktop shows how quick and easy it could be with more powerful hardware so-so
  • Configurability No comments good
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.) Official application catalogue has a good selection of apps, but only a small number. Homebrew app catalogues exist that bump this number up considerably. good
  • Openness No comments great!
Detailed review
Very well designed and very intuitive operating system.
Speed could certainly be improved - this is probably more of a hardware issue than a software issue.
Openness is brilliant - very large and active homebrew community and official homebrew support from the manufacturers and developers. Devices come with easy root access right out of the box and the homebrew ecosystem is at least as diverse and with similar quality to the larger, official ecosystem.

More applications and developer involvement, and better hardware running this system will see it go a long way.
review history
2011-05-24
Edited comment on Speed