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[News] Nokia N900 and Other Examples of Desktop GNU/Linux on Phones

  • Subject: [News] Nokia N900 and Other Examples of Desktop GNU/Linux on Phones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:11:44 +0000
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Nokia N900 Comparison Pictures

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| The Nokia N900 is a special device. Itâs the 
| first phone running on the Maemo 5 OS. Geeks 
| love the N900. Itâs the power of Linux in the 
| palm of your hands. The device like  a hackerâs 
| tool, itâs not perfect , but does somethings 
| wonderfully well â web browsing for instance. 
| Presenting an  exclusive photo gallery 
| comparing the N900 to some popular devices in 
| the market !


Ubuntu shows up on Smartphones  

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| The guys over at XDA-Developers have managed to 
| do it again, and run Ubuntu on devices such as 
| the HTC Touch Pro2, and the XPERIA X1. Whatâs 
| most interesting about this story is that 
| everything appears to run normally as it would 
| if you were running it on a netbook, laptop or 
| desktop, the only difference being that there 
| are some things that may or may not work.


Video: HTC Touch Pro2 Runs Ubuntu


Desktops and phones are becoming more similar.


Pocket computer that's also a phone

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| For this review, the spotlight is on Maemo,
| a Linux-based OS developed by Nokia that was
| initially made for its Internet tablet devices.
| Now, Maemo has been shoehorned into Nokia's N900
| smartphone.


Review: Nokia N900

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| Nokia's N900 is a Linux-based mobile device with a number of
| advanced features, including application multi-tasking,
| uilt-in VoIP support, stereo speakers, graphics acceleration,
| video output to a TV, and more.


OpenOffice.org and the Gimp on the N900

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| I have had my N900 for about one month now.
| During that time I have enjoyed several
| âWow!â moments. For example, being able to
| use the web just as if I was onha my
| desktop, including heavy javascript and
| flash sites such as Google Maps, Google
| Docs, GMail, Photobucket, etc. was amazing
| to me. Being a Linux user for many years, I
| really enjoy having access to a terminal
| application with access to root and to
| tools like the vi text editor. Being able
| to use Python to develop right on the
| device and to be able to use my own old
| Python programs, such as 7Squeeze, gave me
| that very warm feeling of validation. But,
| the N900 had one more big Wow! moment in
| store for me, one that I truly did not
| expect.


Nokia announces bugfix release for Qt and beta version of Qt for Maemo

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| The first bugfix release for version 4.6 of
| Qt GUI toolkit, acquired by Nokia in 2008,
| is now available. Similarly, an update for
| the cross-platform Qt Creator development
| environment, version 1.3.1, is also
| available to download. Both combine
| numerous fixes with performance
| enhancements and revised documentation. Qt
| 4.6.1 contains more than 90 changes, whilst
| debugging (especially under Mac OS X 10.6
| 'Snow Leopard') and the C++ editor have
| both been revised in Qt Creator. Both
| technologies are available on the Qt
| project's Git resource under the open
| source LGPL 2.1 license.


Nokia N900 Already Available at Carphone Warehouse

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| Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia launched
| during the ongoing year its first handset
| running under the Maemo 5 operating system,
| the Nokia N900, a phone that is expected to
| arrive on the UK market as soon as January 14
| is here. However, enthusiasts in the UK won't
| have to wait until then to grab one of these
| beauties, as the handset has been already put
| on sale via Carphone Warehouse, though a
| contract agreement with Vodafone is still
| required.


Snowtter â Snowflakes + Twitter on Nokia N900

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| Got a Nokia N900 Maemo device ? You can watch
| the updates in your Twitter timeline drop onto
| your screen as snow flakes.


Nokia N900 Review

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| Nokia N900 is the final product which opens up a
| new path for the Finnish smartphone producer.
| After Google, which launched its new open source
| operating system for mobile phones, Nokia raised
| the stakes a few months later with its own
| vision, which is called Maemo. Android OS, as
| well as Maemo are both based on the well-known
| Linux platform, but they are pretty much
| different because they are the results of two
| different working teams. Before getting into
| more in-depth information, do not overlook the
| fact that we will be reviewing an Internet
| tablet, with some limited phone capabilities.


Nokia N900 review

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| The N900 is Nokiaâs most hyped phone this year,
| running on the Linux-based Maemo OS. Does it
| show that Symbian should be scrapped or is it
| just another touch screen disappointment? We
| review the N900 to find out.
| Nokiaâs recent news that it may make the move
| from Symbian to Maemo for all its smartphones
| wonât come as a disappointment to those who
| have been tut tutting over Symbianâs antiquated
| S60 OS.


Firefox for Mobile RC - Nokia N900 just got better.

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| The aim of the Firefox for Mobile is to
| replicate - in a mobile environment- the
| same user experience of Firefox on the PC.
| With the list of impressive features that
| have been pumped into the mobile version, I
| think Mozilla is on its way to achieving
| that goal.

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