Downloading & Installing applications on the Nokia N900
“Maemo Extras” and “Extras Testing” these are repositories or places where applications from the community can be found. So there is two ways of downloading apps from maemo.org.
The simple one is to go to downloads.maemo.org from your N900’s web browser and by clicking in the green arrows right next to the apps (on the right side of the screen If you are looking into it).
But then there is what it’s called as Extras repository, where the Nokia N900 will received update notifications for the apps. This Extra repository is already pre-configured on your Nokia N900 but it’s disabled by default. So to enable it, please follow this steps:
Go into the Application manager.
Tap the menu -> Application catalogs…
Tap Maemo Extras.
If it isn’t there on your phone, you can do it manually with the following easy steps:
Application manager –> Application catalogs –> New
Catalog name: Maemo Extras
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras/
Components: free non-free
After enabling it, browse through the download section of the Application Manager.
For more apps log on to maemo.org.