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Nokia N900

Posted 04-13-2011 at 05:58 AM by rich_c

For anyone who wants a really capable Linux based phone, I'm back to recommending the N900. I know, there's the whole Elop episode but...

The Maemo community now have the Community SSU. In my view, that more than makes up for all the corporate politics & Microsoft BS! The N900 is back to being arguably the best uber-geek phone you can get!
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    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 10:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    The list of suggestions for things to do is huge! Maybe install openssh client & server for a start...
    Posted 04-14-2011 at 11:03 AM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    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 11:11 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    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 03:23 PM by brianL brianL is offline
    Updated 04-17-2011 at 03:25 PM by brianL
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    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 07:39 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
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    I'm guessing it'd be swiping across the screen to swap between desktops.
    Posted 04-25-2011 at 02:02 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    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 05:49 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    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 02:20 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    No, they don't seem to. I'll RTFM again.
    Posted 04-29-2011 at 06:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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