@ster
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21Y

Is it capable of running on only free software?

@ptman
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11Y

the ui bits are closed, most of the building blocks are open

@ster
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11Y

Hmm interesting, it could actually be fun to tinker with

@ster
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11Y

Or at least mostly? Free software OS?

dandelion
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21Y

Their website mentions it runs on a Linux designed OS.

@ster
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21Y

That doesn’t mean that we can install our own

@pfuender
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11Y

I’m missing the backlight support on this 😕

@ster
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11Y

Did the previous version have it?

@work_at_google
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01Y

It’s quite hilarious how they try to spin lack of features as a feature. “It has no web browser support which will make you focused!” 🤣

All they had to do is add backlight and call it a day, instead they made it slightly thinner! 👏

@ster
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11Y

I disagree, sure I wouldn’t pay more to have less features, but I very often choose software based on minimalism. The Unix Philosophy is all about doing one thing and doing it well, and I think one of the many reasons this is a useful philosophy is to prevent distraction.

@ArtilectZed
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@null_radix
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51Y

I have a first gen. And I really like it. The battery life is a bit short but other then that I’m satisfied. I probably won’t upgrade soon because my current is still working nicely.

@ster
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11Y

Would you say it can replace paper for you? I’m a maths student and I literally cannot work without paper and pen, it’s not super expensive, but I do go through well over a thousand pages and dozens of pens each year. No digital writing I’ve ever tried has been anything other than unpleasant. It would be interesting to explore this option, and would save me from scanning work that I hand in digitally.

@null_radix
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21Y

Its not quite as good as paper. At least for the moments for pure flow when you are writing things down. But its close enough most the time for me.

@ster
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11Y

For me the ratio of paper I use for scribbling thoughts to writing actual neat work is 10:1. Although I haven’t had lectures for a while, and I imagine it would probably be really great for lecture notes, as I could view them on my phone or laptop and send them to my friends. But I really depend on that “pure flow”, as that’s what the problem solving process is all about. Can you get the sidebar on the left (with choice of pen and eraser) to go away so you just have a blank piece of paper?

@null_radix
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21Y

to go away so you just have a blank piece of paper?

Yes you can. You can also move the sidebar to the other side if you are left handed.

@ster
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I would almost certainly buy this on the spot if it ran FOSS.

Considering how Remarkable is ultimately a hardware company, I don’t really see why they would need to make proprietary software anyway. Open source contributions would probably benefit them overall.

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