the N800 is my new Best Friend!

It arrived on Thursday and hot damn is it a cool toy. It hooks up to WiFi without problem and is quite zippy at surfing the web.

The built in Skype is cool, and while I haven’t tested it yet, it looks like it can do gTalk with video. There’s a cool little pop out camera that swivels 270 degrees. It’s neat.

I’ve installed a few apps, GAIM (can’t be without AIM, Y!) a media player (It comes with one also), xTerm, FM radio, and that’s just so far.

First thing I did was make myself r00t, I mean really, what’s the point of having a cool linux box, if you’re not root.

The "desktop" is pretty cool, you can configure different applets to be on the stage, like the built in RSS reader, a google search bar, the streaming media player, anything else you’d like.

I’m really diggin’ it, the battery hold a charge for a surprisingly long time, I was playing with it off and on Friday and it was still over half strength by the time I went to bed.

I’m hoping to find some more cool apps, hopefully some themes too, the built ins are a little bland. I can’t to build a cool Flex app or two for it…. IT HAS FLASH :)

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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