[maemo-users] Starter Tips

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Jun 10 18:50:42 EEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:48:35AM -0400, sean wrote:
> 	I just purchased a used N800, and it arrived a little earlier today.
> Just looking for any real user tips as to get the most out of the device?

That may depend on what you intend to do with it.

> I hope that it can replace my aging palm as best as possible, but I have 
> read of the lack of built in PIM, GPE seems to be a common recommendation.

Unfortunately I'm not familiar with PIM software for the tablets.

> So what are the best ideas to get the most from the device?
> The unit is already running OS2008.

I personally use my tablet mostly for reading e-books, for which
FBReader is very nice.

I recommend installing openssh-server on the tablet and setting up
key-based authentication; this way you can transfer files to the tablet
over WiFi quite easily (using scp or sshfs on Linux).

I also recommend load-applet so you can see the CPU/memory usage of the
tablet in the status bar.  (In my opinion using a computer without a
CPU/RAM indicator is like driving a car without a speedometer and a fuel

Maemo Mapper is a very nice map viewer that can download (and cache)
online world maps from various sources (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps,
etc.).  It can also integrate with a Bluetooth GPS.

Marius Gedminas
It's my understanding that although in principle TCP can handle huge
throughputs in practice many stacks haven't been optimized for that case, so
you have to either use a utility which opens multiple TCP sessions in parallel
or do something really radical like upgrade to the latest version of the linux
		-- Bram Cohen
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