Now that the Raspberry Pi 4 is here, I have finally got rid off my large and noisy PC equipment. Pi 4 is totally capable as my daily number 1 computer. It is wonderful, that with 50 euros you can do that. All those nice and free linux applications run smoothly - including this Vivaldi I'm using right now.
My Pi4 sits in a whole aluminium passive cooling case, ah' this silence... Even when crunching numbers in Seti@home project, temperature keeps in 70 C. An SSD disk is connected via USB3 and a RDS radio via USB2. What more does one need...?
My older Pi, the 3B+, wasn't speedy enough to replace 'real PC', but is still alive - doing number crunching too 24/7. At the same time it acts as a night light running marvellous xscreensaver in a 3,5 inch external LCD screen. Of course that takes resources from Seti, but I'm in no hurry.... they are out there - aren't they
@kurai said in Planet Cosmo Communicator:
Low-cost alternative to Planet Cosmo Communicator
And Vivaldi works on Raspberry Pi.Apart from a small note, if it is already a Do it yourself communicator, when mounting the screen, there is the possibility, instead of putting the polarized folio on the screen at the end, to cut it out and insert it into old glasses, where the crystals have been removed before. This causes that only those who wear these glasses can see the content of the screen, everyone else only sees a white screen. Good added security measure.
I have the following installed on my Samsung Android 5.0 os - Vivaldi Beta version, Chrome Beta version, Current version of FireFox, Bing Search, Samsung browser, Kiwi Browser and Microsoft Edge.
My Rating by best (1) to worst (7) taking into consideration, speed, navigation, options in settings and the ability to add extensions.
Kiwi Browser 77.0.3865.92 (This is honestly the best browser in so many ways - Super Fast, Easy Navigation, Chrome extensions, Advanced Settings for tabs, Built-in Ad Blocker, Google Chrome Password Sync.)
Microsoft Edge (Super Fast, Settings, Navigation, Built-in Ad Blocker)
Vivaldi Beta 2.7.1624.277 (Syncs to Vivaldi desktop browser, Fast, Has the best navigation for quickly accessing bookmarks, No Ad Blocker, No Extensions)
Chrome Beta 78.0.3904.62 (Super Fast, Navigation is pretty good, fast access to bookmarks, No built-in Ad Blocker, No Extensions)
Bing App 10.4.27247456 Opland (Super Fast, Most privacy features of all the web browsers mentioned, unique setting features, Screen Recording Protection, made to work with Microsoft Rewards program, Unusual layout)
Samsung Browser 10.1.01.3 (Super fast, Built-in Cookie blocker, only Syncs to Samsung, Too many pop-up help notes, Phone Carried Locked Bookmarks, 8 Ad Blocker options, poor access to Bookmarks)
FireFox 68.2.0 (Slow response time, Easy access to Bookmarks, FireFox Extensions Library, Sync is slow, Save As PDF)
Hi, time to check Vivaldi for Android!
There are Vivaldi Beta and Vivaldi Snapshot and both are faster than Opera on my mobiles.
More info: https://vivaldi.com/blog/snapshots/the-first-of-many-vivaldi-android-browser-snapshot-1624-207/
@kurai Yes, I am very excited about the Cosmo as well. I have ordered two of them so far. I love my Gemini, but I always felt that things could be improved a lot by adding a few details and it seems like most of my requests are in the Cosmo:
2nd screen on the outside, so you can use it as a phone without having to open it. Makes it a lot more like the Nokia Communicator. I used the Nokia 9210 for years. It was the first device mobile phone Opera shipped on and just a great device.
Improved mobile modem and improved wireless in general.
Built in decent camera.
The overall software is also just improving a lot and there are a lot more Gemini software built in. I am very impressed with what this small team has managed to do!
I expect this to become my default phone when it is ready.
The page has two feed links in HTML:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Vivaldi Browser » Feed" href="https://vivaldi.com/feed/" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Vivaldi Browser » Comments Feed" href="https://vivaldi.com/comments/feed/" />
Both work in RSS readers.
A little bit of reasoning for my requirements :-
• Touchscreen, I only want for increasing my productivity
I think that reading PDFs & making notes from it is easier when u have a touchscreen. And so is the case with online practice tests on, say KhanAcademy.
• I am confused with Storage and Graphics Card only because I think that I won't be able to get any good of these with a touchscreen laptop at this price point.
Else its straight away 1 TB HDD with 2 GB AMD graphics card (cheap and best )
@ayespy because being assimilated into the Samsung Borg is more fun?
For me, I have a OnePlus 6 right now. In terms of features it is very much comparable to the latest Samsung phones, and it's:
half the price
Stock Android without the Samsung custom interface
Without crapware that gets pre installed on Samsung.
I would recommend it.
This is quite a predicament. Ever since my dad was introduced to the wonderful world of digital photography he takes a lot - a lot - of photos. I've been looking for tech gifts for parents considering that - is there any good gadgets that can store a lot of photos reliably?
@bege Gerade aus diesem Grund gibts ja die automatischen Vorschaubilder. Dass sie bei dir nicht funktionieren, ist nicht die Norm, sondern eine Ausnahme. Versuch mal einen Reset.
Currently, have an iPhone 5s and a Samsung S7.
Iphone i got when my brother got his new phone, and i had none.
But sometime later i had this infatuation therefore got one Samsung.
Personally, i am more inclined towards the Samsung device. It has a good camera, great colors, best of all the SD card.