[Novalug] Nokia N800 as PDF textbook reader?
linux_author at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 09:03:28 EST 2008
- good for you! the n800 is great, especially with (2)
16GB SDHC cards...
- os2008 isn't perfect, but there are some nice
enhancements thanks to third-party developers... btw,
a new release just came out yesterday (fixes a race
condition), so i'd download and reflash since you just
got the unit (otherwise you'll have to reinstall all
your favorite stuff)...
- AFA evince:
(you'll want the maemo4 version [AKA Chinook])...
- some of my must-haves on the n800:
becomeroot (easy root login)
docreader (read .doc files)
evince (read pdfs)
fbreader (read many types of mobile files)
flite (speech synthesis)
fmradio (use n800's FM radio chip)
gnumeric (you know what this is)
leafpad (Hildonized text editor - handles big files)
maemorecorder (voice notes)
omweather (great desktop wx applet)
statusbar-clock (very nice!)
- plus the many, many other command-line programs...
- enjoy Linux in your pocket!
- and remember:
Linux: It's All Good!
--- Brandon Saxe <brandon20va at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Got the N800 yesterday! sweet!
> I upgraded to OS2008 and I must say I was expecting
> much less. This thing is pretty.
> B B,
> How did you get Evince installed? It does not appear
> to be in the repository for OS2008 at maemo.org?
> Before I go doing random HOWTO's on the net, I'd
> to go with a known working method if you have one.
> Also, any idea on how to get Xournal on there?
> --- b b <linux_author at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > hi brandon...
> > the evince reader works quite well, and like the
> > BookR
> > reader on the PSP, remembers your last page read
> > between sessions (at least under os2008)...
> > Nokia includes a default PDF reader that also
> > well, but i find the full-page view at 150 percent
> > under evince to work well...
> > i love my n800! i have (2) 16GB SDHC cards, loaded
> > with more than 30 movies, 10,000 mp3s, and 2,000
> > ebooks - all in my pocket...
> > not bad for a $200 device...
> > and, as a bonus, it runs a Linux-based OS!
> > :-)
> > --- Brandon Saxe <brandon20va at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I am thinking of getting an N800 so that I can
> > read
> > > PDF's of my scanned textbooks instead of lugging
> > > them
> > > around.
> > >
> > > Can anybody on the list here comment on how well
> > > their
> > > N800 can do this?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
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