Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I heard about something called Easy Debian. It supposedly would let you run full blown Desktop Linux programs right on the N900. My initial reaction was, “yeah right”. Nevertheless, even Guido Van Rossum, the creator of Python, got exited when he saw his creation running (somewhat) on a Palm device. So, I figured that those raving about Easy Debian where probably just a bunch of geeks happy see some Linux programs running on the N900, even though they were probably useless in practice.