[maemo-users] N8xx ponderings

From: lakestevensdental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Sat Mar 7 01:56:17 EET 2009
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 5:28 PM, kenneth marken <kemarken at broadpark.no> 
> wrote:
>>> iirc, when first launched the linux variant was the lowest spec-ed 
>>> one, and
>>> the windows variants both came with rebates that made them as cheap or
>>> cheaper then the start out config of the linux one.
FYI, you can install Ubuntu Easy Peasy on a Linux netbook with a couple 
easy steps.  Dual boot to XP or Xandros is possible. 

Also, if you've got a spare XP license floating around, it's relatively 
simple to install XP on a linux netbook 
nLited or not.  FYI, my nLited XP eee netbook running at a modest 600M 
speed boots from solid state memory in about 15 seconds, about a minute 
faster than most any other XP I've used.  It's truly impressive how well 
XP runs when you nLite and remove all the MS junk you never use or 
need.  I also just upgraded from 500M to a SODIMM 2G internal memory 
card for $25.  Meanwhile, my ntablet appears stuck with a whopping 128M... 

FYI, I spend more time on my tablet than my netbook while poking around 
RSS, simple mind games, email and web.  Netbooks require you to sit up 
in bed, so I can't see retiring my tablet anytime soon. 

I just wish the tablet hardware could be upgraded to higher speed 
processing, with more core memory -- WITHOUT having to buy a new unit.  
Who knows, perhaps an OS upgrade that allowed 256 or 512M of memory 
would help.  Speed would seem likely to fix most of the browsing and 
video limitations many have with the current n8xx tablets.   Faster 
processing and larger memory might also enable actually recording decent 
video with a tablet. 

Always, Fred C

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