[sf-lug] Mobile Linux, glibc, Java

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 12:51:51 PST 2011

My N900 has wifi and I assume it could have connectivity via the 
cellphone network over GPRS or something faster; I haven't paid for a 
data plan so I don't know how this works.

Wifi works just like you'd expect. You can manually use ifconfig and 
iwconfig, or there are helpers that store wireless network details and 
automatically log in with the appropriate password (like the Gnome 
network-manager or whatever it's called). I recently found a helper that 
can selectively automatically open a web browser for certain wireless 
networks, so that you can conveniently log in to networks that require 
authorization via a web page.

I'll probably break down and add the data plan to my cellphone account 
one of these days.

I've heard conflicting rumors about the future of devices that support 
Maemo/Meego. Perhaps Alison can tell us something without breaking any NDAs?

Alison, I want to help with the conference. Where do I sign up?


On 02/08/2011 12:40 PM, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi,
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Michael Shiloh
> <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com <mailto:michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I love my N900 running real(tm) Linux!
> How do you get access to the Internet with the N900?  I am assuming that
> you need to look for an open wifi network, or use it on your network at
> home.  I have often thought of getting an N900, but the obstacle for me
> has been the lack of connectivity.
> I do like Android, because it is the most commercially successful form
> of Linux, and IMHO we all need to have Linux become commercially
> significant, or we become irrelevant.
> Nonetheless, I would like to get an N900 if I could figure out how to
> get it onto the Internet.  I often use my Android phone while on buses
> and trains, and so I need to have a good connection.  I would leave
> Verizon in a heartbeat if I could believe that I would have a stable
> connection to the Internet that is as good as the Verizon connection.
>   Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, Sprint, all of them are evil, because they are
> trying to lock down the "last mile" of the Internet.  I would love to
> leave them all.

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