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    Phoronix: Purism Finally Announces The Firmed Up Specifications For The Librem 5 Smartphone

    It still remains to be seen if Purism will be able to ship the Librem 5 Linux smartphone this quarter as is their current revised target, but at least today they are publishing the finalized specifications for the phone's hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Specifications

  • pal666
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    Originally posted by NatTuck View Post
    the Nintendo Switch has a 720p resolution on a slightly larger screen, and nobody's complaining about that.
    it's a gaming device, larger resolution requires either larger gpu or smaller frame rate. and you can buy several nintendo switches for price of subj, for $200 phone such screen is much more palatable

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  • NatTuck
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    you are too new on phoronix
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...tem&px=MTM4NDY
    screen is the most used part of smartphone. studies repeatedly show that customers value bigger screen over anything else. such screen would be good for sub $100 device, for sub $1000 it's ridiculous
    Yes, there are a couple of old but still workable phones you can install a native Linux distro on. Your Fedora link is neat, but that won't get you a working phone. As far as I can tell, there's exactly one option for a functional phone with a full Linux distro on it: Plasma Mobile on the Nexus 5X. That uses Halium, which means you get the old Cyanogen kernel and services with your distro on top - so it mostly works, but you're not on the mainstream update train. The Plasma Mobile site doesn't even list what actually works - other projects like Postmarket OS are stuck with issues like no WiFi on any device.

    That's all really cool - and getting a Nexus 5X to test out Plasma Mobile is on my list of things to do - but it's not a new phone with full support.

    As for screen complaints, the screen is plenty big - just not crazy high resolution. As a couple people elsewhere have pointed out, the Nintendo Switch has a 720p resolution on a slightly larger screen, and nobody's complaining about that.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by NatTuck View Post
    [*]The ability to run a full Linux distro as your phone OS, with all the software flexibility that implies.[*]This is effectively unique at the moment.
    you are too new on phoronix
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...tem&px=MTM4NDY
    screen is the most used part of smartphone. studies repeatedly show that customers value bigger screen over anything else. such screen would be good for sub $100 device, for sub $1000 it's ridiculous

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by xfcemint View Post
    There is almost no difference, unless you try to display a full A4 page on a single screen, which is incorrect usage. At such a zoom level, it won't display properly because the scaling algorithm was not intended for being misused. But it is essentially a software problem, not a resolution problem.
    lol, there is almost no sense in your words. i don't display full page on screen, but i do display full width

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  • danmcgrew
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    @ 129 --
    "That's clearly just a simple mistype of white box...I shall endeavor to ignore you going forward."

    So now you are debasing and ridiculing yourself by defending the shithead? Perhaps that's because you are the shithead, simply with another name?

    "...and so I shall endeavor to ignore you going forward."

    Here's a clue for you, dumbshit: you and the a**hole will have to ignore me the only way the either of you possibly can: going backwards; that's the only option open to you.
    You can't even pull off being a pompous ass with any finesse. Yep--the shithead, alright.

    {It's time for you to apply for Premium Membership, by the way.}

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  • Jaxad0127
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    Originally posted by danmcgrew View Post
    I never said, nor implied, that I didn't know what a 'white box' is. What I said was--now pay very close attention--is that I do not know what a "wite box" (bolded and italicised for your benefit) is; the device or contraption mentioned in the block-head's post.
    That's clearly just a simple mistype of white box. The rest of your post confirms you are a troll and so I shall endeavor to ignore you going forward.

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  • danmcgrew
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    @ #126 --

    You, and the referenced idiot, suffer from many of the same problems, to wit:

    "white box". It's what is described. In the..."

    So, like the mouth-breather, you have to display your sterling erudition by training me and instructing me.
    I never said, nor implied, that I didn't know what a 'white box' is. What I said was--now pay very close attention--is that I do not know what a "wite box" (bolded and italicised for your benefit) is; the device or contraption mentioned in the block-head's post.

    "...Can you link to evidence that the PinePhone isn't rebranded hardware from a mass producer?"

    Give it a rest. This tactic is so absolutely standard fare and so old amongst you cretin click-bait generators that it is beneath contempt. You, and the room-temperature-IQ moron you are obviously trying to emulate ALWAYS try to keep your artificial argument alive by generating 'red herrings' ["red herring"--have someone--other than the egoistic sh*thead, of course, explain it to you] such as (now pay close attention, again), making ridiculous, specious, false statements and then--when challenged--saying, in a haughty, offended, self-righteous tone, "Well, can you provide any link which states otherwise (or something similar)...".
    [In case you missed it in your A**hole-In-Training training sessions, another standard, old, OLD chestnut is "...but you didn't answer my question...". Check with the ratbag; I'm certain he can give you a lot of pointers.]

    You and the git buffoon suffer from the same malady: you can't read, you can't write, and you can't comprehend; it's obvious that "thinking" is way up there in the list of what you two canNOT do, also. You both need to refer to the following well-written and highly appropriate--for you two--article. The only problem, for you two self-serving half-wits is that multi-syllabic [again: you two have someone else look up this term for you] words are used:

    "Reading comprehension is a big problem in open-source"

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...rehension.html
    Last edited by danmcgrew; 08-01-2019, 11:55 AM.

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  • cynical
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    Originally posted by the_scx View Post
    The point is that Canonical is a huge company, and yet they have not been able to refine the product for a planned release. I am not gonna say that Purism is just a random group of hobbyists, but Librem 5 with PureOS is basically a crowdfunding start-up, largely relying on the community. It is very likely that their platform will be in a barely usable condition for a long time after the release. Damn, they are going to use GNOME 3 UI (I know, without GNOME Shell, but still based on GNOME Libs, while Ubuntu Touch used a Qt-based interface) on a low-performance device, with an open source GPU driver that just supports OpenGL 2, so it will be probably slow as fuck. I will not even mention the quality of bundled apps, which might be very questionable, as it used to be in similar projects with low financial funds.
    Oh yes, I mean, what can I say? I completely agree. Canonical made very good choices in terms of technologies (QML/Qt Quick) but simply had a very immature implementation. Quite frankly, they were rushing things. And they had no choice because they hyped it up so much. I think Purism's only hope is that they get tons of community support from Gnome and others.

    The bundled apps might actually be good, because mostly they are taking Gnome applications like Epiphany and changing their widgets to adapt to a mobile form factor. The question is whether their mobile UI performance will be any good, and whether GTK itself will be performant enough given their weak hardware. It's hard to say, but I think your guess is more likely to be correct than not.

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  • Jaxad0127
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    Originally posted by danmcgrew View Post
    @ # 83 --

    "...The Pinephone is a wite box OEM phone with a opensource firmware. It is massively mass-produced smartphone designed by a third party and sold under many different brands that can't afford their own hardware design..."

    I do NOT know what a "...wite box..." is, but I do know enough about the law--and precedent--to know that far less than this idiotic, pretentious, smug--oh, and patently false--statement has been considered legally 'actionable'.

    Perhaps all the revenue generated by this arrogant, pompous Premium Member's 11140 'click-baits', and his Premium Membership fee, will be enough to render the raising of enough money to cover any potential legal-defence fees a moot point...for all parties involved.
    "white box". It's what is described. In the laptop space, Clevo does white box, with sellers like System76 rebranding them. Can you link to evidence that the PinePhone isn't rebranded hardware from a mass producer?

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