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From: Rod-Lists 
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So when you showing it off?

Wheezy, Xorg and open box is my suggestion.

----- Original Message -----
> I was perusing ebay to check out values of some geekery I need to
> sell
> and stumbled across something else that i don't need, so of course I
> did
> the right thing and bought it.
> 
> Waaaayyyyy back in 2008 when the MacBook Air was the coolest thing
> ever,
> Nokia made a horrendously expensive Netbook carved out of a block of
> Aluminium. It looks like a tiny Macbook pro and  has built in 3g
> through
> a SIM card slot, and 12 hours of battery life. It also is a fairly
> pokey
> Atom Z530 processor, gma 500 graphics, a 1.8" 4200 rpm sata drive
> that
> is SLLLOOOOOOWWWW, and worst of all 1GB of ram that is soldered to
> the
> mobo with ZERO upgrade possibility.
> 
> The good news is it plays well out of the box with all 12.10 based
> flavors (typing this in Xubuntu). It is fairly snappy and certainly
> quite usable. I ordered a 1.8 SSD off ebay for cheap and hope that it
> will speed things up just enough to where this is a pleasant
> experience
> rather than a bearable one. The battery life is absolutely out of
> this
> world. Next stop is Lubuntu which is supposed to be the lightest
> weight
> of all of the 'buntu's.
> 
> For the final price this may be one of my best finds yet, and it is
> VERRRYYYY Pretty.
> 
> Just passin it on cause they are goin way cheap on the 'bay.  Search
> Nokia Booklet 3g.
> 
> Happy New Year!!!!
> 
> Phil
> 

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ I was perusing ebay to check out values of some geekery I need to sell and stumbled across something else that i don't need, so of course I did the right thing and bought it. Waaaayyyyy back in 2008 when the MacBook Air was the coolest thing ever, Nokia made a horrendously expensive Netbook carved out of a block of Aluminium. It looks like a tiny Macbook pro and has built in 3g through a SIM card slot, and 12 hours of battery life. It also is a fairly pokey Atom Z530 processor, gma 500 graphics, a 1.8" 4200 rpm sata drive that is SLLLOOOOOOWWWW, and worst of all 1GB of ram that is soldered to the mobo with ZERO upgrade possibility. The good news is it plays well out of the box with all 12.10 based flavors (typing this in Xubuntu). It is fairly snappy and certainly quite usable. I ordered a 1.8 SSD off ebay for cheap and hope that it will speed things up just enough to where this is a pleasant experience rather than a bearable one. The battery life is absolutely out of this world. Next stop is Lubuntu which is supposed to be the lightest weight of all of the 'buntu's. For the final price this may be one of my best finds yet, and it is VERRRYYYY Pretty. Just passin it on cause they are goin way cheap on the 'bay. Search Nokia Booklet 3g. Happy New Year!!!! Phil

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ I will show it off next time somebody elects themselves President by suggesting a meeting. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon www.snapfon.com B: 423.535.9968 F: 423.265.9820 M: 423.331.0725 phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Hmm I know Ubuntu supports cell modems. I wonder how debian does? ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ wikipedia has this on gma linux support: GMA 500, GMA 600, GMA 3600, GMA 3650 are PowerVR based chips incompatible with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator main architecture. There are no Intel supported FOSS drivers. The current available FOSS drivers (included in Linux 3.3 onwards) only support 2D acceleration (not 3D acceleration).[52] Ubuntu supports GMA500 (Poulsbo) through the ubuntu-mobile and gma500 repositories on Launchpad. Support is present in an experimental way for 11.10 and 12.04, but the installation procedure is not as simple as other drivers and can lead to many bugs. Ubuntu 12.10 has 2D support included.[53] Joli OS, a Linux based OS optimized for netbooks, has a driver for the GMA500 built in. PixieLive, a GNU/Linux live distribution optimized for GMA500 netbooks, it can boot from USB Pendrive, SD Card or HardDisk. Intel releases official Linux drivers through the IEGD (Intel Embedded Graphic Driver) supporting some Linux distributions dedicated to the embedded market.[54] In November 2009, the Linux Foundation released the details of a new, rewritten Linux driver that would support this chipset and Intel's other upcoming chipsets. The Direct Rendering Manager and X.org parts would be free software, but the 3D component (using Gallium3D) will still be proprietary.[55] ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ looks like joli os should run well on it. http://help.jolicloud.com/entries/229205-is-joli-os-compatible-with-my-machine#suggested-hardware-specifications ----- Original Message -----