[maemo-users] N8xx ponderings

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Sun Mar 8 19:00:11 EET 2009
Fred C,

re your comment

    "...............with more core memory........."

Where can I get some of that?

The long boot time of windows XP, and, for that matter Vista, explains 
why Microsoft is racing to get Windows 7 out the door to "fix" that 
Achilles heel vs Linux. Microsoft are only too aware that today's 10-18 
year olds (the next generation, if you will, of corporate users) will 
prefer what works first/fastest to reconnect them to their connected 
world vs whose name is on the OS.

This reboot lag time problem even extends to Windows Mobile. My 
experience is that when I have to boot my Windows Mobile handset it 
takes over 60 seconds whereas  my Nokia IT takes 30 seconds. Our 16 year 
old who texts beyond belief with an LG Voyager would not give a Windows 
Mobile handset the time of day.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


lakestevensdental wrote:
>> 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 
> <http://www.multimolti.de/blog/2008/12/14/install-windows-7-on-asus-eee-pc-900/>, 
> 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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