If great looking UI is your thing, you might want to look at an application called Enna which is a media center for the Nokia N900. It is a fairly popular application if you are familiar with Linux, but like me, if you had not heard about it before, here’s the page to look up.
The version that has been ported over to the N900 is capable of playing music and video, displaying photos and has a bookstore. The app is still under development and is very alpha. Also, installing it needs a bit of work (detailed instructions below). While the UI is beautiful, the speed at which it currently runs is not. In the current state, sometimes a tap doesn’t register and the Bookstore is virtually useable.
Here are a few screenshots and a quick video of the media center.
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If you would like to try the app yourself, here is a how to, but do keep in mind the fact that installing Enna could potentially damage the other installed apps and cause serious trouble to the point where you may need to reflash your device.
- The first thing you need is root access. So go ahead and download rootsh from the application manager or use this link.
- Next add a new repository to the ‘Application Manager’ with the following data:
- Name: GeeXboX
- URL: http://packages.geexbox.org
- Distribution: fremantle
- Component: main
- Now enter launch the Terminal and type:
- root and hit enter.
- Next type apt-get install enna and hit enter.
- You should see a screen such as the one below. Enter Y and hit enter.
- Enter Y and hit enter once more.
- The installation will take time as the app manager will download and install the application and its dependencies. Once you see the command prompt, the app would have been installed.
[via: Maemo Italia]