Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 17:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In October 2011, with the writing on the wall after Nokia switched to Windows Phone and closed the long-running MeeGo project, several former Maemo Nokians left the company ("Nokia was a coward"). With support from their old employer through the Nokia Bridge program, but without any access to Nokia's intellectual property or patents, the new company - called Jolla - continued the work that spawned the legendary N9, only able to use the open source parts of that phone's software.

Late 2013, their work culminated in Sailfish, running on their own smartphone, the Jolla. In a way, this device and its software has been in the making since 2004-2005, and considering the rocky roads and many challenges these people had to overcome between then and now, the phone sometimes seems to radiate defiance and determination.

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RE: Clarification: USB mount
by Morgan on Thu 30th Jan 2014 21:20 UTC in reply to "Clarification: USB mount"
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Linux has had MTP support via libmtp for a while now. I've used it on Arch, Slackware, and Debian. I think the GNOME DE supports it natively too.

One drawback to MTP versus USB mass storage is that you can only perform one file operation at a time. You can queue them, but don't expect fast, parallel transfers.

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