On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 12:24:10PM +0100, Justin Mason came forth with:
>> John P. Looney said:
>> > Has anyone seen this;
> > http://www.simputer.org/> > Sounds nice. Open source hardware project, to bring portable linux
> > computing to the masses. 200x320 screen, ipaq-like specs, for about $200.
> > Not in volume till next year though. Sounds nice.
>> Yeah -- it's quite cool as a really low-cost device.
>> Big problem however, will be this: IMHO, the hardware is too low-cost
> (and the screen real-estate too small) for many Linux apps to run; it'll
> need porting work for most apps.
if it's got the same hardware as an iPaq, I wouldn't worry about programs..
between hh.org and agenda a lot of useable programs have appeared. There's
always the QPE stuff as well.
I'd be interested to see a strong-arm + 32/64Mb Ram, colour screen come in
(I've not yet seen a non-mass market strong-arm machine come anywhere near
the ipaq prices)
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