[maemo-users] OS2008 Damn Cool!

From: Jonathan Jesse jjesse at gmail.com
Date: Fri Dec 28 21:06:24 EET 2007
I would like to echo that I love how the new OS2008 looks and works.  Great

On Dec 28, 2007 12:51 PM, Jon Dodson <jbdodson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to say that I really appreciate the OS2008 upgrade.   Ive
> heard it said on the listserv and it seems to be true in my case, it really
> is like a new device.   Things I appreciate:
> * Default Media Player plays mp4 now.
> * New theme is super-slick
> * Seems the new browser is Mozilla and the rendering is better.  Improved
> YouTube & flash video, which is very nice.
> * New Menu structure is much easier on my fingers
> * Minimizing mplayer doesnt make everything double large and impossible to
> change the screen bright or system volume.
> * Internet Radio included is super cool
> With that I had a few questions.
> * Currently there are a few bars for selecting screen bright and in OS2007
> there were many more.   Didn't find a place to bring it back.  I can handle
> this change, I just don't see the benefit.
> * When I use the browser, in general, and this is just a perception that
> may or may not be accurate, it just seems slower.
> * When I type a URL in the the browser, occasionally it doesnt register
> and it just reloads the page I am on.
> * When I install fceu I get a dbus dependency error and I can't install
> it.  Same with OS2007, if I can't play NES roms ill sepku.  Ok, maybe not,
> but it would be nice.
> * Why can't the default media player play DiVX?  It advertises it can, but
> doesn't seem to be able to.
> * Why can't mplayer play mp4?
> * Why can't it charge via USB?
> And this is an unrelated soapbox moment, please disregard if it gets in
> the way of the previous questions:
> Openess free of patents is an amazing thing.  It makes it possible to
> implement web functionality in your device with a much lower cost.  Paying a
> patent for a video tag seems as silly to me as a patent for a checkbox.  OGG
> might suck compared to mp4(debatable on how teh) but it is patent free and
> easy enough to support in unixland.  I imagine you switched to minimo to cut
> costs for licensing Opera(and other reasons), OGG would provide the same
> benefit.  Then again you may have already blanket licensed the mp4 patent so
> it doesn't apply to you anymore because the initial investment has already
> been made.  Regardless, its not just about Nokias interest, there is a world
> of innovation to continue well beyond the walls of Nokia.
> Im not trying to create a flamewar, I just wanted to toss in a few cents.
> PS Ill keep buying the NXXX because it is an amazing device.  Thank you
> for making it.
> PPS sorry for my harsh title, sometimes you just need to say it.  The
> device is damn cool and looks great too!
> --
> -jon
> http://www.jdodson.org
> http://youtube.com/jbdodson
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