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Forum: General 2018-11-17, 07:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: New book on Nokia's post0iPhone implosion

I doubt it. I think it was primarily internal politics, and secondarily not prioritizing software sufficiently. Wildly guessing, with no real information at all, I'd guess a 70% / 30% mix.
Forum: General 2018-11-16, 23:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: New book on Nokia's post0iPhone implosion

I'll bite. What do you think caused Nokia's downfall?
Forum: General 2018-11-15, 21:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ken-Young
New book on Nokia's post0iPhone implosion

https://www.economist.com/business/2018/11/17/crossed-lines-in-the-boardroom
Forum: Alternatives 2018-11-09, 04:36
Replies: 17
Views: 7,026
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Linux on Galaxy - Use Linux Distro on your Samsung smartphone

The Linux on Samsung devices went live today:

https://www.linuxondex.com/
Forum: Competitors 2018-10-24, 15:37
Replies: 34
Views: 3,193
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 20XX?

The hinge feels fine, but I'd have to admit that I have not used it enough to verify durability. I like the tilting display.

I had not realized until recently that the neo900.org home page has a...
Forum: Competitors 2018-10-23, 20:46
Replies: 34
Views: 3,193
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 20XX?

I've got an n950, and it really is very, very nice. Much more solid feeling than the n900, because of the aluminum case. It feels as good as any 2018 flagship phone that I've touched.

I can...
Forum: Competitors 2018-10-23, 03:44
Replies: 34
Views: 3,193
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 20XX?

In all, I had five n900s at one time or another (I'm down to two). I never had a USB problem.
Forum: Competitors 2018-10-23, 03:41
Replies: 650
Views: 165,744
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

I guess we should not be surprised. gnu/linux never has had a significant share of the desktop or laptop markets. Why should we be surprised that it never took off in phones either? We'll still...
Forum: Neo900 2018-08-26, 16:43
Replies: 103
Views: 12,798
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Who is still interested in Neo900?

I think the best approach now would be for the neo900 project to launch a cryptocurrency ("latecoin"). Since they release essentially no information about the project status, they've already got...
Forum: Neo900 2018-08-01, 13:34
Replies: 103
Views: 12,798
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Who is still interested in Neo900?

Two things make me pessimistic:

1) Microsoft couldn't do it. Microsoft had the advantage of controlling the desktop, and still could not become a third mobile platform despite several attempts. ...
Forum: Neo900 2018-07-25, 19:20
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Yes, I understand that in any large organization like neo900.org, there are proper procedures that must be followed before any information can be released to the public. Any such message must be...
Forum: Neo900 2018-07-25, 19:07
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

This is something I really disagree with. Is it too much to ask for at least a monthly update on the progress? I few paragraphs? Is that unreasonable? I guess I should stop posting messages...
Forum: Neo900 2018-07-24, 13:51
Replies: 103
Views: 12,798
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Who is still interested in Neo900?

Well, if it did nothing else, the poll confirmed that Dave999 is still among us, and still a rascal. Somehow, in my old age, I find that comforting.
Forum: Neo900 2018-07-20, 22:55
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

I think the neo900 project should poll its backers now and ask "How many of the people who have pre-ordered would pay the remaining cost if the device was available to ship tomorrow?". I suspect...
Forum: Competitors 2018-04-25, 02:47
Replies: 64
Views: 21,715
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: The successor of Nokia N900 - Pyra (Well, sort of)

Nope, it's asymptotically approaching production.
Forum: Competitors 2018-03-06, 16:19
Replies: 221
Views: 54,797
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2017?

Well, Windoze is moving to ARM on the low/mobile end, and if you exclude Android linux probably runs more on x86 than any other architecture. The days of WinTel being an all-powerful beast are...
Forum: Competitors 2018-03-04, 18:33
Replies: 221
Views: 54,797
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2017?

From Hacker News today:

https://www.giantpockets.com/?p=5615
Forum: Neo900 2018-03-04, 08:15
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

There are still Android phones being made with hardware keyboard.
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-27, 21:16
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

ssh-ing from an Android phone works well. I do it very frequently. Unfortunately Android Oreo broke GNURoot Debian and similar GNURoot options, and nobody seems to be in any hurry to fix that. ...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-25, 00:21
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Does anyone remember how many neo900 preorders there were before the tally page stopped working? I vaguely recall it was about 2000, but I could be way off.
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-24, 11:37
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Drastically reduced, i suspect. Since the specs are so poor now compared to modern hardware, and the price is high, only people who value privacy above all else in a phone will be interested. Most...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-24, 11:28
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

How does git become broken? I've used it quite a bit, and I've never seen it enter a nonfunctional state. And if it did, isn't it likely that someone in the group would still have a functional...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-24, 11:20
Replies: 3,160
Views: 1,186,330
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

The Droid 4 may be ancient and obsolete, but it's got a better processor, camera and display(*) than the neo900 will have.

(*) Unless you're really attached to resistive displays
Forum: Competitors 2017-12-30, 09:27
Replies: 221
Views: 54,797
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2017?

I'll post again if I get it running really well. I doubt that will happen.
Forum: Competitors 2017-12-30, 03:28
Replies: 221
Views: 54,797
Posted By Ken-Young
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2017?

I was given a GPD Win for Christmas, and though Ubuntu and Arch Linux do indeed run on it, many, many things such as:

1) WiFi
2) Battery charging
3) Sound
4) Screen brightness
5) Screen...
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