Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Dec 2013 00:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

We just discovered an issue in both 1.0.0.5 and 1.0.1.10 today which causes update of the store token required for accessing store repositories to fail. A fix for that has been pushed a few minutes ago: The update to version 1.0.1.12 you might be seeing on your device soon contains exactly this one fix to keep store access working.

My Jolla arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it all day. It is by far the most exciting device and operating system I've used in a long, long time. When it arrived, the first update to the operating system was already waiting for me to be installed - and only a few hours later, another update is hitting the device. They have promised another large bugfix and stability update before the end of the year, with updates with new features arriving early next year.

These men and women know what they're doing. They're not overselling, and they keep their promises. A very promising start.

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RE[4]: Other open platforms
by Morgan on Tue 17th Dec 2013 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Other open platforms"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

You want to ramp down your tech purchases ?


Yeah, I've been through way too many phones the past few years, as well as various laptops and tablets. Granted, I rarely put out much, if any, real money; I tend to trade within a small circle of like-minded friends and family. But I'm trying to pare down to essentials and find a good long-term solution for mobile use.

I recently sold and traded off a few devices, including my netbook just today. I hope to end up with one desktop, one tablet and one phone in my collection, and my wife has her laptop, iPad and Kindle (though she is good about squeezing all the life and then some out of her devices, hence her first generation iPad and two year old phone and laptop).

I'm not counting our desktop PC-based DVR, of course, or my Raspberry Pi which is currently serving as a media player for the TV...see what I mean?

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RE[5]: Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 18:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Other open platforms"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm not much into games, but I wonder if a machine with SteamOS would be useful as a DVR. I'm not very impressed with the DVR I have now. I would guess it should be able to do that, SteamOS is just standard Debian with some Valve software sprinkled on top.

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RE[6]: Other open platforms
by Morgan on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Other open platforms"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Mine is a Dell Core2Duo slim workstation with 2GB of RAM and it can play perfectly smooth 720p (highest res supported by the screen connected to it) with the built in Intel video. I use Plex as the media server software.

You should be able to install Plex, and possibly MythTV if you intend to record live TV; beyond that there are no real requirements for a good base machine. I'd say any box capable of getting the most out of SteamOS would be overkill as a DVR or media server. I think that's the direction Valve wants to go anyway.

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