i assume by this point we all know about the OQO and have had numerous
arguments on whether it is the best thing ever or just another piece of junk
that will inevitably fail.
personally i am considering getting one, but waiting for the model 02 to be
released, which will presumably be more well rounded and hopefully cheaper
too. In the mean time i want to think about running linux on it (while you
can't buy it without windows, they claim to have installed linux on it ok).
-----how much power saving stuff can linux do?-----
obviously the version of uClinux that i run on my ipod uses a lot less power
than a full install of fedora with all the trimmings. how much can linux
translate this less use of resources into less power being used through
keeping the HD spun down (256mb ram could hold a lot of programs and Docs
running if you are just using command line and text files) and slowing down
the clock speed of the processor (assuming the processor supports it) and
other type of things?
are there any distros for laptops that are designed around this philosophy?
the oqo has a small, but high resolution screen which windows is really not
designed for and it is apparently really hard to read.
are there any good apps or simple languages out there that can make
customizable front ends for other programs (mostly command line)?
-----handwriting and speech input--------
are there any decent linux apps out there that do this?
i can find a few on google, but has anyone used them enough to tell if they
how do you go about installing linux on something that has no removable
storage drives (aside from external firewire/usb ones)?
i can't think of anything else right now, but I'm sure i have more questions
kicking about in the back of my head somewhere.
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