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espi
post Sep 2 2008, 11:13 AM
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Most of you have likely heard of this thing, but I'm really starting to become interested in it.

http://openpandora.org/

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Capn_Fish
post Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM
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This kind of goes with the RAM/NAND thing, but it'll have a MUCH better browsing experience. In a similar vein, watching 800x480 movies fullscreen should work prefectly.

The internal Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be nice, if only for the reason of not having things sticking out of the device.

More pixels on the screen means you can see more of whatever you're doing.

A full-sized USB port means you don't need a cable to connect your mouse, USB flash drive, or keyboard. Plus, it has a USB OTG port, so you still can use the Z's host cable to connect 2 USB devices at once.

It has all-day battery life (well, working day for most people, at least, even assuming you're using it constantly).

Apparently people have discovered how to do basic pressure sensitivity on the TS, so things like GIMP (which should run very nicely, BTW) will be even cooler.

Lastly (for this post), the people who ARE getting one. myself included, will talk about how awesome it is and make you feel sad that you passed up the chance to get one from the first batch and now have to wait until ~March. tongue.gif
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post Dec 7 2008, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM) *
This kind of goes with the RAM/NAND thing, but it'll have a MUCH better browsing experience. In a similar vein, watching 800x480 movies fullscreen should work prefectly.

The internal Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be nice, if only for the reason of not having things sticking out of the device.

More pixels on the screen means you can see more of whatever you're doing.

A full-sized USB port means you don't need a cable to connect your mouse, USB flash drive, or keyboard. Plus, it has a USB OTG port, so you still can use the Z's host cable to connect 2 USB devices at once.

It has all-day battery life (well, working day for most people, at least, even assuming you're using it constantly).

Apparently people have discovered how to do basic pressure sensitivity on the TS, so things like GIMP (which should run very nicely, BTW) will be even cooler.

Lastly (for this post), the people who ARE getting one. myself included, will talk about how awesome it is and make you feel sad that you passed up the chance to get one from the first batch and now have to wait until ~March. tongue.gif


OK, I'll cry "uncle" now, Capn..... wink.gif

Well, just one more question please, before I breakdown and reorder....

You mentioned that Ubuntu will be available, (I've also read over at the Pandora forums about people working on Gentoo...)....while that is good, won't I still be in the same boat as with the Zaurus, that is being dependent upon people to recompile apps so that they run on the ARM CPU??

Thanks.
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post Dec 7 2008, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 11:30 PM) *
You mentioned that Ubuntu will be available, (I've also read over at the Pandora forums about people working on Gentoo...)....while that is good, won't I still be in the same boat as with the Zaurus, that is being dependent upon people to recompile apps so that they run on the ARM CPU??

Thanks.


With Gentoo, you could compile apps directly on the device by just using the package manager, and Ubuntu should have a fair number ARM packages available. Still, the utility of this device to a non-gamer, and non-programmer is highly debatable, pending you need more than web browsing and terminal use.
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espi   Pandora Is Starting To Really Interest Me   Sep 2 2008, 11:13 AM
Capn_Fish   I'd get one if: -It had a better (eg, higher-...   Sep 2 2008, 12:29 PM
espi   From what I can tell it can run Ubuntu and it seem...   Sep 2 2008, 12:47 PM
Capn_Fish   Somehow I thought it had a 400x240 or 320x240 scre...   Sep 2 2008, 04:24 PM
Chero   Just check out the videos on the blog page. I thi...   Sep 2 2008, 10:17 PM
desertrat   It seems like they've toned down the keyboard ...   Sep 3 2008, 04:47 PM
pelrun   Damn, I think I might be sold - held off on the gp...   Sep 3 2008, 06:01 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm actually sort of hoping to ditch my N810 f...   Sep 3 2008, 06:20 PM
harvell   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 3 2008, 07:20 PM) I...   Sep 3 2008, 08:27 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(harvell @ Sep 3 2008, 11:27 PM) QUO...   Sep 4 2008, 03:35 AM
Cresho   This Looks Interesting!   Sep 4 2008, 02:12 AM
matthis   if only it had no joysticks and more keys instead....   Sep 9 2008, 02:02 AM
RX Shorty   Well also want it, but it takes some while to fini...   Sep 9 2008, 05:57 AM
barmalei   Sooo... The pre-order sites are up. Anyone is goin...   Sep 30 2008, 11:48 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(barmalei @ Sep 30 2008, 07:48 PM) S...   Sep 30 2008, 12:13 PM
relapse808   they have Ubuntu running on it now. http://www.ha...   Sep 30 2008, 12:40 PM
canguy247   QUOTE(relapse808 @ Sep 30 2008, 04:40 PM)...   Sep 30 2008, 03:15 PM
Capn_Fish   I got one in too! We're among the .000000...   Sep 30 2008, 05:12 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 30 2008, 09:12 PM) ...   Sep 30 2008, 05:36 PM
ArchiMark   I tried to pre-order one, but I couldn't get P...   Sep 30 2008, 05:20 PM
Chero   I ordered one as well . I'm pretty sure it ...   Oct 1 2008, 11:01 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Chero @ Oct 1 2008, 12:01 PM) I ord...   Oct 1 2008, 02:22 PM
chyang   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 06:22 AM) Q...   Oct 2 2008, 12:48 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(chyang @ Oct 2 2008, 01:48 AM) Does...   Oct 2 2008, 04:54 AM
chyang   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 08:54 PM) Q...   Oct 2 2008, 05:43 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(chyang @ Oct 2 2008, 06:43 AM) Than...   Oct 2 2008, 05:41 PM
Chero   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 12:22 AM) A...   Oct 2 2008, 10:03 AM
Capn_Fish   It supports worldwide ordering (IIRC that's wh...   Oct 2 2008, 03:45 AM
chyang   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 2 2008, 07:45 PM) I...   Oct 2 2008, 05:40 AM
pelrun   Oh dear, I seem to have preordered it too - going ...   Oct 2 2008, 04:01 PM
espi   Wow, I've started a real topic and am just get...   Oct 3 2008, 02:29 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm sure everybody will hear about how the Pan...   Oct 3 2008, 07:33 PM
speculatrix   if only it had a better keyboard, it makes it seem...   Oct 4 2008, 01:24 AM
Chero   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 4 2008, 10:24 AM)...   Oct 30 2008, 12:51 PM
Capn_Fish   I don't care what people call it. It runs Linu...   Oct 30 2008, 01:00 PM
ArchiMark   I'm ready for Pandora.... Just hope that it d...   Oct 30 2008, 02:19 PM
canguy247   Ooops. I need some tissue.   Oct 30 2008, 06:38 PM
relapse808   Guys in case you havent read and you preordered I ...   Oct 31 2008, 10:11 AM
ntw1103   Depending on what the keyboard is like, I might ge...   Oct 31 2008, 10:32 AM
espi   Ok, damn, that extra bump of NAND and RAM is...awe...   Nov 4 2008, 11:18 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(espi @ Nov 4 2008, 01:18 PM) Why o ...   Nov 4 2008, 12:02 PM
Tom61   It looks like they're looking for developers t...   Nov 16 2008, 02:19 PM
the_oak   Nobody has received theirs yet?   Dec 4 2008, 11:45 AM
Capn_Fish   More delays... They're hoping to have some o...   Dec 4 2008, 01:03 PM
Chero   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 4 2008, 10:03 PM) M...   Dec 5 2008, 12:01 PM
speculatrix   they're waiting for Duke Nukem Forever to be r...   Dec 4 2008, 01:57 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 4 2008, 03:57 PM)...   Dec 5 2008, 11:37 AM
ArchiMark   Hey kids, just received the infamous refund/re-ord...   Dec 5 2008, 12:23 PM
Capn_Fish   Ubuntu's officially supporting the Pandora...   Dec 6 2008, 07:50 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 6 2008, 07:50 PM) U...   Dec 6 2008, 11:21 PM
Chero   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 08:21 AM) Q...   Dec 7 2008, 01:22 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Chero @ Dec 7 2008, 01:22 AM) QUOTE...   Dec 7 2008, 07:57 AM
Capn_Fish   This kind of goes with the RAM/NAND thing, but it...   Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM) T...   Dec 7 2008, 03:30 PM
Tom61   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 11:30 PM) Y...   Dec 7 2008, 05:15 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Dec 7 2008, 05:15 PM) QUOTE...   Dec 7 2008, 06:47 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 05:30 PM) Y...   Dec 7 2008, 07:44 PM
gojira   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 8 2008, 02:44 PM) N...   Dec 8 2008, 03:07 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(gojira @ Dec 8 2008, 05:07 AM) QUOT...   Dec 8 2008, 04:39 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 8 2008, 03:44 AM) I...   Dec 9 2008, 02:02 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Dec 9 2008, 04:02 PM) QUOTE...   Dec 9 2008, 05:47 PM
Chero   new blog post on openpandora.org including a nice ...   Dec 16 2008, 03:33 AM
the_oak   Still no news? Anyone got theirs yet?   Jan 1 2009, 08:20 AM
urkden   QUOTE(the_oak @ Jan 1 2009, 05:20 PM) Sti...   Jan 1 2009, 01:02 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(urkden @ Jan 1 2009, 01:02 PM) QUOT...   Jan 1 2009, 02:23 PM
apink   QUOTE(the_oak @ Jan 1 2009, 08:20 AM) Sti...   May 23 2010, 03:27 PM
Chero   I've got mine ! Check this for a start : ...   Jun 16 2010, 07:31 AM
_dark_   From UMPC portal: The Amazing Open Pandora Story...   Jan 28 2012, 12:24 PM


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