OLPC-like device...

Aaron Reichow revaaron at bitquabit.com
Wed Jan 31 01:00:43 UTC 2007

On Jan 30, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:
> To add to Aaron Reichow post:
> Is the Nokia N800 too low in CPU power?
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9981902594.html
> http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/05/nokia-n800-internet-tablet-unboxed/
> --  
> brad fuller
> www.bradfuller.com

And too add more-

My brand spankin' new N800 gets this for tinyBenchmarks:

18,348,623 bytecodes/sec and 667,395 sends/sec

I definitely feel the difference between the 770 and the N800 in  
Squeak.  Squeak 3.9 out of the box is still too slow to use, but the  
performance of 3.2 and 3.4 is quite snappy.  For those who may not  
have used older versions of Squeak, or not have used them for a  
while, _please_ _note_ that those older versions aren't that much  
different. It's pretty easy to port code between versions of Squeak  
in the 3.x series.  Some folks seem to think that using 3.2 is like  
using Windows 3.1- far from it.  Newer Squeaks have some features  
that may be required for your app- stuff from SqueakLand, traits, or  
some of the character/language support stuff.  But for what most  
folks do, other than the obvious changes in look, a lot of folks  
wouldn't notice the difference very quickly.

Finding tablets under $1000 will pretty much limit you to PDA like  
devices like the Nokia N800 or possibly older used devices.  But  
depending on your app, using Squeak 3.2 on a Nokia N800 might work  
out very well!


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