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Jake
Posted 2017-11-08 11:00 PM
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Think it will have the power to run everything you'd want on a Ubuntu desktop?

One thing I saw in that video was the difficulty, or at least very careful finger placement, with the touchscreen in Ubuntu. So if it could handle it, CPU-wise, an ad hoc desktop might be a good idea.

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Hey, as long as it runs Quake, right!?

I'd only be looking to run some email, word processing and spreadsheets and video streaming services (Netflix et al). Even the Android option should do those things. I agree, Linux on that tiny screen....with my eyes! Should be nice on a big external monitor though. Odd that Planet Computers have barely mentioned using it with an external screen. If current Apple/Android smartphones did this, linked to a mouse, businesses could save £££ using them as all in one PC-phone replacements for non-power-user staff.
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Jake - 2017-11-08 3:00 PM

Think it will have the power to run everything you'd want on a Ubuntu desktop?


I don't know. I'd prefer Debian with LXDE, which should be fine. It's what I run on my Lenovo R500, which is still my main computer, despite being 9 years old.

The problem (for me) with switching this particular device to Linux is that you might lose the phone functionality.
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Jake - 2017-11-08 2:19 PM

I think I use my phone, prolly every day, for talking, and I don't have a landline. The headset would work for making calls; it might be cumbersome for answering calls.


Have a look at this review: https://www.pcmag.com/review/344298/plantronics-voyager-5200

Apparently, you can tell the headset to answer via voice control.
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The Gemini has an e-SIM (even the WiFi-only model), which I think let’s you share your mobile phone’s account (for a provider’s fee of course) in the same way the Apple Watch does. This should make the Gemini a handy addition to a phone but perhaps only a pseudo-replacement?
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nicmalone - 2017-11-10 1:41 AM

The Gemini has an e-SIM (even the WiFi-only model), which I think let’s you share your mobile phone’s account (for a provider’s fee of course) in the same way the Apple Watch does. This should make the Gemini a handy addition to a phone but perhaps only a pseudo-replacement?


It has a regular SIM slot too though. Link The tech specs are well down the page.

So hopefully it could function as a complete replacement.

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There's a very nice article about the Gemini here: http://jmcomms.com/2017/11/29/gemini-pda-20-years-on-meet-the-all-n...
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