I am very new here and plan to buy an iRex iLiad, mainly for reading scientific papers, but I would not mind using it as a calendar, adressbook and email reader etc. I am delighted to see that all that seems possible and is more a question of time since the iLiad appears to be basically a linux box and iRex seems open for third party develoment.
Can anyone give a short resume of
- what the iLiad reader is like from a technical viewpoint
- would it make sense to port packages (like Debian for Darwin) for the iLiad reader
- how to run a shell, boot , cross-compile etc.
- how iRex handles the community effort to run GNU software on it
Maybe an introduction like this would be a good sticky post for beginners like me.
Best regards and a Happy New Year