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    Security. Malware and vulnerabilities.

    Given enough *qualified* eyeballs, all bugs are shallow =)
    Posted 04-18-2012 at 03:35 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Linux compatible hardware.

    I'd be quite surprised to see a mouse that does not work under linux at all. But I bet there are some examples...
    Posted 09-22-2011 at 12:08 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    My N900. (Bricked!)

    Fixed! Reflashed just the kernel then re-installed the power kernel after removing BlessN900. I've now got an N900 that'll do 800mhz and the camera works. :-D
    Posted 09-07-2011 at 04:57 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    My N900. (Bricked!)

    I haven't managed to **** mine up yet, maybe because I haven't actually done much with it.
    Posted 09-07-2011 at 02:47 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Sometimes the 'easy' way isn't the best way.

    I wonder if they're available in the US?

    Does anyone reading this have any experience/recommendations w/ an equivalent that would work on this side of the pond?
    Posted 06-24-2011 at 05:44 PM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
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    An amusing little diversion.

    Cool, the only good use for Bing I've heard of yet.
    Posted 05-17-2011 at 10:13 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
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    Nokia N900

    No, they don't seem to. I'll RTFM again.
    Posted 04-29-2011 at 07:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Nokia N900

    Try using the arrow/cursor keys... Not sure if they work on a stock N900 but they certainly do on a CSSU one.
    Posted 04-27-2011 at 03:20 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    Nokia N900

    Yeah, swiping across the screen to swap between desktops, and scrolling up and down. Have a tendency to go past things I want, or open things I don't want. I'll get used to it, in time.
    Posted 04-26-2011 at 06:49 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Nokia N900

    I'm guessing it'd be swiping across the screen to swap between desktops.
    Posted 04-25-2011 at 03:02 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    Nokia N900

    What is the "Swiping" that is taking a bit of getting used to. -- I don't own one yet, so I don't understand.
    Posted 04-25-2011 at 08:39 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
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    Nokia N900

    Just installed Easy Debian on a microSD card, I think an ssh-client is included in it. "Swiping" is taking a bit of getting used to.
    Posted 04-17-2011 at 04:23 PM by brianL brianL is offline
    Updated 04-17-2011 at 04:25 PM by brianL
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    Nokia N900

    Yeah, I will be doing, after I familiarise myself with it. Getting cautious in my late middle-age. That's what attracted me to it, the fact that it's a mini-computer. More versatile than the average "smartphone".
    Posted 04-14-2011 at 12:11 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Nokia N900

    The list of suggestions for things to do is huge! Maybe install openssh client & server for a start...
    Posted 04-14-2011 at 12:03 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    Nokia N900

    Just bought one, after months of dithering. Arrived yesterday. Not done anything (except charge the battery) to it or with it, yet. Thanks for the Community SSU link.
    Posted 04-14-2011 at 11:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    What my test PC will be doing next!

    I just installed the beta Mageia Linux on a HP Athlon 64 I recently purchased. The machine also have a small hd, 40gb & 512mb ram. I think I'll upgrade both of those and I will have a nice running machine. Mageia is running on it fairly well for now, it is the 64bit version.
    Posted 04-10-2011 at 04:53 PM by FredGSanford FredGSanford is offline
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    What my test PC will be doing next!

    I hadn't thought of that! Multi boot might be a good idea! At least dual boot maybe antiX and openSUSE.
    Posted 04-09-2011 at 08:50 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    What my test PC will be doing next!

    Hey with 120 gig you will have enough room for 6 to 8 distros and even more if you want to squeeze.
    Posted 04-09-2011 at 07:51 PM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
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    Something interesting to come out of the whole Nokia/MS debacle.

    The web OS platform was functionally backwards from everything out there. But if you are used to Nokias, then you should have no problem haha. It's nice to see that the WebOS platform isn't dead yet.

    I'm just sad to see J2ME, Brew, and Brew MP all go away because of smart phones. Well Brew MP isn't quite dead, but I don't think anything useful is going to be made for it. Also, lets see where Samsung's bada platform goes haha.

    I hope that the market doesn't become the big three iOS, Win7, Android... On the other hand, it's amusing to see the big 3 in the Home Computer market win out on the mobile device market.
    Posted 02-13-2011 at 01:25 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    The old market share chestnut.

    I call it Android Linux or just Android. But I do not call Android, 'Linux'. Yes it uses the Linux kernel and it may use xorg and some other things as well as some gnu tools in the development process... but it's not really GNU/Linux which often gets shortened to Linux. I agree that if malware happens, it's going to happen on Android and not mainstream linux. But that's probably because they will be using the Android SDK to write the malware. However, I don't think it would be much of a step to seeing malware on linux after that.

    As for the laser pointer/usb dongle, it probably just transmits regular left right arrow keycodes. This is what my bluetooth mouse does for the left/right scroll wheel tilt and the back/forward keys are really XF86Back/XF86Forward instead of mouse button 6/7. Unfortunately my left/right tilt is completely useless as it's a press/release event.
    Posted 01-20-2011 at 12:49 PM by lumak lumak is offline


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