On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 11:21:56AM +0000, John P . Looney came forth with:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 10:55:20AM -0000, Phil Trickett mentioned:
> > No, Don't wait, buy an iPAQ. The deep sleep support is nearly done,
> > (according to the mailing list), and the screen is excellent. Plus having
> > mp3's and videos playing on the unit is really useful (yeah right!).
>> Hmmm. 1) They are expensive (£500), and 2) they aren't that good yet. At
> linuxworld, compaq donated one, and I got to play with it for a few hours.
> It's 16MB flash doesn't really store much - basic X, xterm, TWM and a few
> other things.
But you're talking about running X on the thing... consider
the QT palmtop environment, which is 2.6M (IIRC) in gz format, for all the
>> And, I've "issues" with using X, without a keyboard (though "brain" says
> that the stylus is the way to go).
Hmm.. got some way of putting a keyboard onto any linux handheld?
>> > I haven't installed linux on it yet, but from reading general mail from the
> > list, it works well, and the input options are very workable.
>> It doesn't really work that well. Do you know how tedious it is to do
> graffitti type stuff into an xterm ? Do remember, that all linux apps are
> written assuming you have a keyboard.
Again, don't think in terms of X.. Windows CE 2.x was really bad because
they thought they could fit the Windows interface to _everything_..
with Pocket PC 3.0 they've stopped that (they still got the crashes), and
it's a lot easier to use...
your Palm doesn't use anything like X, because that kind of environment
doesn't make sense on a 320x240 screen..
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