[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Ognen Duzlevski ognen at naniteworld.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 20:29:49 EET 2009
Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:54 PM, OgnenD <ognen at naniteworld.com> wrote:
>> Not even going to comment. I think you need to re-read your email and reflect
>> on your communication skills. Pretty uncivilized, in my opinion.
>> Thanks,
>> Ognen
> Ognen,
> OK I apologize. I didn´t know you had a CS degree and knew the
> difference between RISC and CISC CPUs, by reading your original
> comment, it seemed you had little clue about the technical differences
> between a Netbook and a N8xx internet tablet.

Fernando, we are cool, I was just surprised that you went off on me when 
all I did was ask a basic question. I have been using Linux since 1.2.13 
and my eee is even ubuntu. I have a 64-bit sparc at home running gentoo 
and all my other boxes are Linux, no Windows at home or work.
> Perhaps I get emotional after the messages like "I will never buy a
> Nokia product again" from people who act with outrage as if someone
> sold them a faulty item that breaks in a millon pieces in the first
> week of use.
I never said that :) - just was asking what people use their tablets for.
> The device is a 300+ Mhz ARM PDA-like device with Wi-Fi and with an
> open software stack, which runs a Mozilla derivative browser and can
> run plenty of Linux software. It also comes with a decent selection of
> proprietary software like Skype...
Agreed. I personally think that there is too much fat on the hardware. 
Just because the thing runs Linux doesn't mean that the gadget will be 
fast and/or good. It is open source and that's good. I understand that 
Nokia would have probably spent much longer developing an OS and would 
have never open sourced it anyways but it seems to me that the N8x0 
series is a hodge-podge of layers, some of them fatter, some of them 
trimmer. The apps selection is there but the apps themselves are not 
finished (at least majority of them). The problem with giving everyone 
free reign on the choice of software from OS to apps is that it creates 
chaos (at least this is my observation in the tablet arena). Sure, a few 
people have the time and expertise to make sense of it all but the 
majority walks away thinking "what a waste of money, I am just going to 
get an iPhone" (or eee or an android phone). Note that Android is also 
open and easily programmable but I think its advantage is that Google 
struck a balance between too much open and not enough open. I am not 
sure if I am conveying my thoughts clearly so feel free to shoot them down.

> Then people come here and complain like stabbeds pigs saying their
> Asus EEE running WinXP provides more functionality and that hence,
> Internet Tablets suck and are doomed.
> That smells like trolling to me. It's the non-Windows products that
> always get that kind of "spontaneous criticism".

I understand.


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