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There we go...
this new and improved thread should cover the bases for the next few decades....
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PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 

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Brilliant!
 

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Acting!!!!!!
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Owner of :
1-n770 (in retirement), 3-n800's , 3-n810's (still in daily use), 5-n900's ((3 are flawless, 1 has loose usb ( considering it for parts), 1 has no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors))
1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 

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Thank You!!!!!!
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1-n770 (in retirement), 3-n800's , 3-n810's (still in daily use), 5-n900's ((3 are flawless, 1 has loose usb ( considering it for parts), 1 has no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors))
1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZSkWBJwBU
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1-n770 (in retirement), 3-n800's , 3-n810's (still in daily use), 5-n900's ((3 are flawless, 1 has loose usb ( considering it for parts), 1 has no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors))
1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 

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(reposted from the 2016 thread)

Beta version of Gnuroot Debian for testing. Has a new name. Seems to be working on Oreo. Check near end of thread in link.

https://github.com/corbinlc/GNURootDebian/issues/206
 

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Another one for the mix.

https://liliputing.com/2018/09/one-m...l-core-m3.html
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I have to ask; do any of these brands really mean anything to you guys? At least when Nokia was doing it, you knew it was going to be quality.
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I have to ask; do any of these brands really mean anything to you guys? At least when Nokia was doing it, you knew it was going to be quality.
Nokia? Quality? Might I remind of the N900 USB port problem? The same question of quality can be asked for other leading brands... Samsung and exploding batteries... It seems Apple still haven't learnt from the iPhone 4 Antennagate.

I do see your point though. I don't expect the quality of these Chinese brands like GPD and One-Netbook to be any better. Much less in fact. I look at these Chinese devices and I see design issues. The keyboards have awkwardly placed keys. The placement of the hinge on the GPD Pocket (1 and 2) makes it awkward to use the bottom of the touchscreen. The thing is, if you want a modern computer (with either Windows or mainline Linux) that fits in your pocket, there aren't any other options. I'd love it if a leading brand made something similar but they aren't. At the end of the day, there are many happy users of these devices, despite their quirks. I must admit I'm just happy to see competition in this market, even if it is from an unknown brand. Given that context, I'm not likely to be an early adopter. I still haven't bought any of these devices. The OneMix 2 looks interesting but I'll wait for it to be released, see how well it is received and if there are any issues with (lack of) Linux drivers before deciding what to buy.
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Nokia? Quality? Might I remind of the N900 USB port problem? The same question of quality can be asked for other leading brands... Samsung and exploding batteries... It seems Apple still haven't learnt from the iPhone 4 Antennagate.
Whoa. I was one of the most vocal against the ******** veil that this forum loved to pull over and say "It's not a problem for me".

The 770 and N810 were quality devices. Built well. I honestly was not a fan of the N900. It was a step backwards for me in way more than one way. So no... not the N900.

So Samsung had an issue. It was bound to happen.

Apple... don't get me started there either. But I think in the end, we're talking the same language.

I do see your point though. I don't expect the quality of these Chinese brands like GPD and One-Netbook to be any better. Much less in fact. I look at these Chinese devices and I see design issues. The keyboards have awkwardly placed keys. The placement of the hinge on the GPD Pocket (1 and 2) makes it awkward to use the bottom of the touchscreen.
And yet, that's all we have now? Something went wrong.

The thing is, if you want a modern computer (with either Windows or mainline Linux) that fits in your pocket, there aren't any other options. I'd love it if a leading brand made something similar but they aren't.
Repeating myself: something went wrong. Why isn't this sector seen as more viable than just some curiosity for some Chinese startup that really doesn't have the capability of delivering something solid?

At the end of the day, there are many happy users of these devices, despite their quirks.
Honestly glad to hear it. But I cannot say that I'll ever purchase a potentially dead on arrival device from a company that I can't even find via a well-crafted Google search.

Here's to hoping. Maybe somebody will decide that freedom is worth it again and produce a solid device. I will buy two.
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