From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Wed 20 Jun 2001 - 10:33:13 IST
On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 10:14:05AM +0100, Barry Carroll mentioned:
> What exactly can I do with a mini-distro for a PDA? - What development tools
> are avaialable, and which languages have compliers etc.
> At the moment I assume the Palms have the longest established/best distros,
> but would an iPaq be a better investment?
Palm can't run Linux, that was more of a Joke project. For the iPaq, you
can run either the Qt Palmtop Environment, or Familiar. Familiar is
a sort of a debian-feelalike. It runs X, etc. and is coming along slowly.
It's a full Linux install. The QT one is more of a PalmOS work-alike.
Do remember, that trying to flash an iPaq with a new OS can leave you
with an expensive paperweight (though some nice people in Compaq, working
on Familiar will re-flash it for you if you pay postage to the US & back).
-- When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command: to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. " -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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