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I've seen some reports that Meego won't be able to run on my Nokia Booklet conventionally because it's one of the few Atom based Netbooks that has an unsupported chipset? Is this a permanent thing?
 
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The Nokia Booklet 3G uses a GMA500 graphics chip, which is based on the PowerVR SGX, for which there are no good x86 Linux drivers. There is meager support in Ubuntu 10.04, but whether that is planned to be migrated into MeeGo is up in the air (mostly manpower needed.)

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how crappy is this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVIKYF7MOzU
 

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this is a big shame as i was planning on getting the 3g notebook. big shame indeed.
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this is a big shame as i was planning on getting the 3g notebook. big shame indeed.
Not terribly. The Booklet 3G is mostly bog-standard netbook hardware with integrated 3G. There are many out there with 3G and the requisite Intel chips (though if you're brave you can always try ION, I wouldn't.)
 
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Not terribly. The Booklet 3G is mostly bog-standard netbook hardware with integrated 3G. There are many out there with 3G and the requisite Intel chips (though if you're brave you can always try ION, I wouldn't.)
True. Thanks. At worst I will just put ubuntu netbook OS on there.
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Nice explanation of the mess on Phoronix

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how crappy is this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVIKYF7MOzU
protip: the engadget video was better, and as I said not impressed yet, since they're are already similar or better and more supported devices (coming) out

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True. Thanks. At worst I will just put ubuntu netbook OS on there.
I've had mine for about two months now.
Pros - Aesthetics, massive battery life, profile and connectivity (the HDMI out port is great).
Cons - The processor can get bogged down easily, I felt it quite painfully as this Netbook replaced my old Gaming laptop that had a twin core processor in it. It feels slow, but I guess it's part and parcel of how you use these things. If you avoid heavy multitasking it copes fine.

Shame about Meego though. What other Lightweight OSs would you guys recommend for the Booklet 3g? Windows 7 is a bit of a hog.
 

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Shame about Meego though. What other Lightweight OSs would you guys recommend for the Booklet 3g? Windows 7 is a bit of a hog.
Perhaps Jolicloud?
I haven't tried it but it seems to be nice.

EDIT: It supports Booklet 3G.
 

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