I did it gradually once they wore out. Never looked back. But my tiny flat wasnt that much of an invest.
Wow, cat got my tongue: http://www.webosnation.com
It's got a hardware keyboard, Linux underneath, homebrew scene going strong and a bunch of apps that you might find useful, ymmv. Battery life is 3 days with powersaver and data switching on/off on demand. Really everything you could ask for if you want a decent specced/priced smartphone which is a bit newer than your n900, sports a great capacitive touchscreen and since obsolete ecosystems seem to be your thing, welcome on board: www.http://webosnation.com
I wish I had modpoints. Kids today seem to forget about it and it could sure use some manpower.
They will also be the first to inplement DRM and prevent you on printing "copyrighted" or "unwanted" stuff...
It's posts like that, that make me feel like an utterly completely useless techguy. I know nothing about the modern web and I don't even know it.
I guess thats what Google wanted to achieve with that smartshoe last time.
Oh, and you can't change the battery or upgrade the HD/CPU/Ram. Thanks, but no thanks.
Not to mention you lose a lot of ports if you go the shiny Ultrabook road. You might gain the odd USB 3.0 port but you lose VGA, RJ45, serial, HDMI, Firewire, DVD Drive for watchting movies and so on.
My Dell is a M1330 with a Core 2Duo. No upgrade needed, everything works fine. No dead pixels, even the DVD slotdrive is fine. Just saying, Dell ain't THAT bad.
...no need for Gnome 3.8 now that Elementary OS is coming along so nicely. It tends to be forgotten around here as an alternative, so I thought I'd mention it.
Slashdot comments. Theyre still the best.
....that just try to keep you turning pages just like soap operas. All the drama will be lost by an effectdriven style that resembles "keep tuned for the next page where he will get the girl....no really just read on a weee bit more."
Owncloud is really great. I'd put it on a webhoster so you can reach it from everywhere.
For my home I use a NAS, an old one actually (Siemens AMS150). If you have already decent hardware (lots of drives and a PC) you could try FreeNAS, it does everything a dedicated NAS does and more but of course you won't get the great powersavings of the custom built ones. Setup is trivial and it comes with a HTML-based GUI.