[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: Fred C drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Wed Oct 3 04:45:59 EEST 2007
I don't consider my n800 a toy.  I've been in and out of computers and
prrogramming since 1968.  The N800 is a new device of extremely
limited power, but very nice utility, if used within reasonable

Those expecting more need a reality check if they expect to push the
envelope of a small handheld device without putting in a
significant amount of effort AND time negotiating the back and
forth world of fringe. 

Been there, done that over twenty years ago, and still doing it, only I
carefully pick my battles. The N800 ain't one of those battles -- for
me.  I use it to be able to reply to this email while hanging out in my
kitchen while my dinner is nuked, amongst it's other uses.

On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:04:42 -0400
Gary Baribault <gary at baribault.net> wrote:

> Yep, that's exactly what I mean, some people have put down 430$ (in
> Canada) for a nice toy, and they can flash and restore in 20 minutes,
> but most people (I think, and I may be wrong) have put down 430$ for a
> fully customised device .. I'm not looking to be skewing information,
> if i'm wrong, then I'm wrong, no prob, then Nokia is right!
> Gary Baribault
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> drfredc at drfredc.com wrote:
> >> I'm sure that some of the N800 owners can backup/flash/restore in
> >> 20 minutes, but I would really be curious how many people take
> >> over 90 minutes.
> >   If you limit your curiosity to those over 90 minutes, you'll 
> > purposefully skew the results, which really isn't appropriate. 
> > 
> >   I'm a 20 minute flash and restore kind of guy, back in August
> > when I got the unit back from warranty service due to it's brick
> > like behavior.  Most of that time was spent watching TV while the
> > unit and laptop did their work.
> > 
> >   However, it's possible that it's easy and short for me because
> > I've kept things relatively simple on my N800 with a couple games,
> > Gizmo Project, Quiver photo viewer and Claws mail being just about
> > the only additions.  I've configured about 20 RSS feeds and 4
> > weather stations. I've tested a fair amount of other stuff from
> > Maemo, but then when I find it of limited value or unfunctional, I
> > remove it to keep the clutter down.   It seems to speed boot up
> > keeping things simple.  I gather it may also help the restore
> > process...
> > 
> >    I guess the fine print is I've only recently started messing
> > around getting Claws Mail up to full speed with filters and stuff,
> > so it might be possible that I might have to spend some time
> > fussing with restoring some Claws settings there from a restore,
> > but then again, perhaps not.
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