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Originally Posted by Ken-Young View Post
I really want to be able to carry a small gnu/linux machine where ever I go. I have two N900s, and even at this late date I don't know of a better choice. But maybe you do. I need X11 support (to handle some work-related legacy apps) so Jolla won't work for me. Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5 works pretty well (20 hours of battery life with light use) but I haven't been able to get Xmer to work, so once again lack of X11 support defeats me. I'd buy a Pyra in a second, even though I care nothing about games, but who knows when they will actually be available. I've pre-ordered a neo900, but frankly updating 2009 hardware to 2011 specs, at significant cost isn't as attractive as it used to be. Making a portable, battery operated Raspberry Pi doesn't seem to work very well, because Raspberry Pis were optimized for low cost, not low power.

I only need WiFi connectivity, since I can tether off my phone.

I'd happily pay up to $1000.

What am I missing? What's the best n900 replacement, supporting GNU and X11, that's shipping today?
I use these:
a bit hefty but works well - I run Solydx 64bit on it,
a rolling release Debian genre

resistive screen wins

I also have this a lot cheaper but a bit older:

I run Sabayon 64bit on it (XFCE)
works well, but the screen is capacitive

If you are interested in either unit and
have problems buying through the links,
let me know and I will sell you mine (used but okay)

Hope this helps
the photos are of these units in operations
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Three n900s: One for stable working platform,
One for development testing Chopping Onions
One for saltwater immersion power testing resurrected ! parts scavenging

My Mods for Wonko's Advanced Clock Plugin:
ISO8601 clock mod and Momental_IST clock mod

Printing your Email with the N900

Last edited by theonelaw; 2016-01-01 at 14:11. Reason: fotos

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