All aboard the Hype Train- Librem5Sep 22, 2019 in #minimalism #development #librem5
I've had a long time fascination with the idea of having a single computer to fill all my daily needs. From scrolling through Twitter, to doing light development work on. In the past I've attempted this with a few devices, including, but not limited to:
- Nokia n900
- A Raspberry Pi 0 as a USB computer / used with a NexDock
- Tiny laptops (netbooks?) like the Toshiba Libretto series, or the Asus eeepc701
- Various Android devices with a chroot install
- The Dell Streak 5
I never was able to give Windows Mobile a go with continuum, which looked pretty cool, but they are ending support in December 2019. The same goes for modern Samsung Phones using Samsung Dex (although I worry about android phones getting updates beyond a year or two). That's why I've stuck to a combination of a laptop (Lenovo x230) and a smart phone.
I am really hoping the Librem5 will be able to act not only as my phone, but with either a dock, or the NexDock I still have, fulfill my usual computing needs!
As soon as I find out which batch I am in, and I receive my device, I will be writing about it as much as possible, documenting the positives and the negatives! My main worry is certain apps being unavailable for a Linux based phone.
Bye for now!home