Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 vs Mac Air

It seems that I am jumping between these things. Now I am back with big laptop and ubuntu 11.10. Mac is hooked up to my desktop display to handle business emailing and PDF creation with stability. But development, nothing beats Linux in there.

Now I have my Thinkpad EDGE with latest ubuntu again in one project and I already enjoy following things (compared to Mac):
  • SSH read/write mounts :: These are essential if you work with remote Linux servers.
  • Disk space. My 64 GB SSD is showing almost 50 GB free after I have Ubuntu installed. Compare that to Mac Air 64 GB disk which is always full.
  • N9 integration. SSH mount to N9 and off you fly, compared to iTunes struggling.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ubuntu 10.11

Installed Ubuntu 10.11 to my EDGE thinkpad. Lot's of improvements! Visually this is stunning version, things seem more polished and I like Thunderbird as my default email client well. Unity lover I have never been, but this is now reasonable. I believe that I can live with this.

So, windows is vanishing, ubuntu is here and mac is serving.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nokia N9 :: One week and running

I think it's around one week now which I've been using my Nokia N9. I upgraded iPhone4 to iOS5 following day after I got my N9. Spent few moments with it also, but interestingly returned to N9 for sleeker outfit and functionality. Generally speaking N9 has been working nicely, it's fast and responsive. I can take nice pic's with it and keep up with my MP3's. Emailing, messaging and those kind of things are easy. Nothing major in there, but this reduced complexity is kind of hitting me. Things are almost plain with this device.

I also changed my case for phone and credit cards. I got some Golla thing, which holds slim N9 nicely and I can use my BT in case someone tries to reach me, event my phone is in my pocket or backpack. Kind of new way to think phone, I believe.

I also acquired NFC enabled BT streaming audio receiver, MD-20W from Nokia. It works like it should. I touch it with my N9 and it grabs my audio output to amplifier. Works event while I am paired with normal handsfree device. Nice!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

First upgrade to N9

I just love this:

RM696-34-1_PR_001:~/dev# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,144kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

When did it began?

Inspired from this blog posting, I found out a lot food for thoughts, regarding how things turned from self sustained innovations to money driven decisions, already back in 2008.

I really would like explore a bit deeper into these relations between Finnish prime minister (ex) and Microsoft. Where did it started, what was agreed and how Nokia fits into picture. This is relevant question right now, when we are holding our N9 phones, with Finnish innovated Linux inside.

Friday, October 14, 2011

N9 First thoughts

I've been playing with this for a while now. Physics of this thing is amazing, feels like you want to hold this all the time. Software is bit weird, I kind of miss 'start screen' and other things familiar from Symbian, Android and iPhone. For example, when you hold this and want to make call or SMS, where to start and most important, how? I believe this flow of action will come if you keep using this, but for a start it's a bit different.

What I really like is this:

gpg: key F942A3B6 marked as ultimately trusted
public and secret key created and signed.

What I don't like is that Nokia has dropped Jabber support. No more interacting with our company IM server. Shame Nokia. Not all business runs in facebook chat.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nokia N9 :: It's here

I visited today Nokia store in Helsinki. It was empty, sales peoples were a bit lost as well. They were clearly affected this syndrome which Elop created. On best place there was however two Nokia N9's which I played with. To put it short, phone is amazing. I kind of get now the whole picture. It could be tough competitor for microsoft if nokia pushes it forward. I believe money did it and they bought silence.

I also heard rumor that this marvelous device, Nokia N950 is agreed to be kept out of market. No other reason than Microsoft to keep it away. Shame on you Nokia, you gave it up too easy and too early.