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#21
Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
As a phone, does it work well?
Yes. It is Nokia.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
Can you browse the web like any android smartphone?
No. It's very different, you can show N900 as computer
to webpages. Well made pages works fast, but some
poorly heavy made pages can be slow.
Good thing is that you
can use keyboard short-cut to copy from web-page.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
Can you watch youtube videos?
Yes. I use Fennec browser for that.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
Did you ever connected it to the TV?
Do you connect it to the TV often?
I just tested that it works with TV.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
Can I develop apps with Python for it?
Yes. And you can develop also with it.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
If I wanted to install EMACS could I install it?
Yes you can. And easily.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
I often execute a python script to download some data from websites, can I do it in Nokia N900?
Yes you can.
I have writen some sh-scripts to use wget command to
download some files from net.

Originally Posted by vascoferreira View Post
Would you recomend a Nokia N900?
If you want program with smartphone. Yes I recommend,
I think that is best for that.

I have N900 in every day use as my main phone. And I have
seen new iPhone and many Android devices, but they don't
have that freedom that N900 has.
 

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YouTube:
Originally Posted by teroyk View Post
Yes. I use Fennec browser for that.
Mmm, I don't seem to be able to do that in Fennec, or I'm missing something?
 

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#23
I just bought a used Nokia N900 and I am so much impressed what this good old device can. And how great the community keep this special phone alive!!! Thank you all so much...

Ok, browsing the web is not the same as on modern smartphones. Even if it is not as bad as something said here (qml-browser 0.9 was just updated half a year ago).. Furthermore some apps need a little bit manual work (e.g. ModRana or CuteTube2).

But for a linux enthusiast, there is nothing better at the moment I think. And at the moment many things arise: Maemo Leste, Postmarket OS, perhaps sometimes Neo900..

On the other hand this or next year Purism Librem 5 will come. And I think this smartphone will be a game changer for the Linux mobile world...
 

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Originally Posted by sicelo View Post
YouTube:
Mmm, I don't seem to be able to do that in Fennec, or I'm missing something?
I just open Fennec (version 7) and going to m.youtube.com and I click under the pictures watch video when Fennec starts mediaplayer and show the video in full screen. Just easy.
 

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#25
Me too - I still use my n900 as my main phone.

every day, all day long
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#26
I've owned a N900 from 2010 to 2017, it was stolen, and I bought a replacement, and I'm happy I did so.

> As a phone, does it work well?

well, sort of. its multitasking is different from Android: on Android things in the background get swapped away, stopped, parked. on N900 they stay active, so on N900 if you're doing 5 things at the same time, you're doing 5 things, while on Android you're doing 1 thing and have 4 parked. an incoming call has more trouble to come through on a busy computer.
do not choose a high bitrate mp3 for a ringtone, much better something light on the CPU.

> Can you browse the web like any android smartphone?

I use Opera, I'm not happy with it, but it works.
or I ssh -CY to my laptop and start the browser and can use it on the N900 while laying in the hammock.

> Can you watch youtube videos?

better than that: you can download them at whatever resolution, then watch them. I suggest youtube-dl and mplayer or ffmpeg. and do not even dream of doing the same on any other phone.

I generally youtube-dl -f18 the video, then watch it using mplayer.

> Did you ever connected it to the TV?

I never did, I know it's possible.

> Can I develop apps with Python for it?

not only that: you can write PyGtk programs that show functionally the same on N900 and on a laptop. only limitation is Python2.5. it would be interesting if there were python-gtk also for python2.7.

> If I wanted to install EMACS could I install it?

one of my reasons for buying one again, the day after mine was stolen.

but the presence of vim, I would also mention that one!
ah, and you will reprogram your keyboard to include ESC and others.

> Can I install and run Python 2.7 or 3?

I used to have python2.7 alongside the officially distributed python2.5. I had to solve issues, I still didn't find the urge to do the same on the replacement after robbery. as mentioned, I miss python-gtk on 2.7.

> I often execute a python script to download some data from websites, can I do it in Nokia N900?

if you're using python2.5, I don't see why not. I generally write bash scripts based on wget to download from websites, plus grep, sed, awk, cut, and all the rest of the gnu family.

> For example could I install jupyter-notebook server and go to the browser to run scripts, or could I install Keras Library?

what an interesting question, I have no clue what you're talking about. thanks for the hints.

> Would you recomend a Nokia N900?

กก YES !!
 

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Originally Posted by MaxPerl View Post
qml-browser 0.9 was just updated half a year ago
would you add to your post a link to the relevant repository?
 

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Originally Posted by mfrasca View Post
would you add to your post a link to the relevant repository?
extras-devel?
http://repository.maemo.org/extras-d...ool/fremantle/

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Originally Posted by mfrasca View Post
> Can you watch youtube videos?

better than that: you can download them at whatever resolution, then watch them. I suggest youtube-dl and mplayer or ffmpeg. and do not even dream of doing the same on any other phone.

I generally youtube-dl -f18 the video, then watch it using mplayer.
There exists also the streamlink but I am not sure if it works (or may work) on the N900. Just FYI.
 

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#30
Funny but I started using N900 after using android phone for 6 years. What I regret is all that time I lost not using my N900. I just bought second one no more then week ago in case I will need a replacement.
 

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