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Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

doragasu Re: The problem is not FFOS, it's the crappy phone (132 comments)

Try running Android with 128 MiB and you'll be glad if it ever boots. I have an Android tablet with a Tegra 2 CPU (dual core 1.2 GHz) and 512 MiB RAM Running Cyanogenmod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2 IIRC) and it runs painfully slow. Of course I don't think iOS would be able to run properly with these specs. FFOS does a great job squeezing poor hardware, but it cannot do miracles.

about two weeks ago

Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

doragasu The problem is not FFOS, it's the crappy phone. (132 comments)

FFOS is a good mobile OS. I have tried version 2.0 in a ZTE Open and although this is also a crappy phone (single core CPU, 256 MiB RAM), it is not as crappy as the Cloud FS. The keyboard works well, and the OS runs rock solid (no hangs, decent speed). The only problems with this phone are the crappy camera (slightly better than the one in the Cloud FX) and the poor multitasking due to the low RAM amount. If you install FFOS e.g. on a Nexus device, you will find it performs great and it has no multitasking problems. I like FFOS and I've been considering switching from Android to FFOS, the only things I'm missing right now is a good SSH client that works "offline" (e.g. not connecting to a web page through the Internet) and a swype-like keyboard. About these extremely low spec smartphones, I think something like the almost dead Symbian would make a lot more sense. I owned a Nokia 5800 some time ago, with the same amount of RAM (128 MiB) and a weaker CPU, and it performed pretty decent. 128 MiB is just too low for a full featured mobile OS like FFOS.

about two weeks ago

Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

doragasu No, they play right, but they listen wrong... (469 comments)

Everybody knows Stradivarius violins only sound better when the one who listens to it knows the violin is a Stradivarius. The same goes for french wine that tastes better only if you know where it comes from, etc.

about 6 months ago

Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle In 3.253 Seconds

doragasu SloMo required! (60 comments)

Please someone upload an ultra slow motion video of the process!!!

about 7 months ago

Real World Stats Show Chromebooks Are Struggling

doragasu I'm hardly surprised (250 comments)

I want to buy an ARM Chromebook since it was announced, but as today, I still have not one, and maybe I'll never have it. Why? Because I live in Spain, and ARM Chromebooks still have not been released here :(. I don't know why Google punish spaniards not launching it here, but I also don't know how they pretend to have big sales if they do not launch it everywhere and make big advertising campaigns.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

doragasu Maybe it's not as bad as it sounds. (466 comments)

It can be a good idea if it is used as a complementary system, used ONLY for a few selected packages, like for example non free ones. Non free packages have the problem that sometimes they become a real pain to get working, when the libraries they depend on get outdated, and are not available in the repositories of the distro you are using. As Ubuntu continues moving away from the free software ecosystem, I think this is hardly a surprising move.

about a year and a half ago

Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

doragasu Typical closed source problem :( (953 comments)

Another reason to ditch away closed source in favor of open alternatives. Maybe $10.000 would be a good start to pay a coder to release an entirely open source one.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Draw the Line On GPL V2 Derived Works and Fees?

doragasu Request help from the FSF (371 comments)

Just call rms to release all its fury. Jokes aside, I suppose you can request help from the Free Software Foundation: Clear GPL violations, even this relatively small ones, should not be tolerated.

about 2 years ago

Fully Open A13-OLinuXino Single-Board Linux Computer

doragasu No Ethernet, no HDMI, no internal Flash (111 comments)

Comparing it with the RPi, this one has more memory, a faster processor, a lot of GPIO pins, etc. But the lack of an Ethernet port, an HDMI output, an internal and an internal flash makes it less attractive for me.

about 2 years ago

Will Developers Finally Start Coding On the iPad?

doragasu Why bother coding on a tablet? (463 comments)

I really don't get the point about coding on a tablet. Why bother doing it when it will always be easier to do it in a "traditional" computer. Sure you can create contents using a tablet, but tablets are designed for content consumption, not for content creation.

more than 2 years ago


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