From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Wed 20 Jun 2001 - 10:38:00 IST
On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 10:33:12AM +0100, John P. Looney came forth with:
> 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.
feelalike? It is debian for ARM, repackaged a bit so that you don't have
to download all the debian package..
of course, if you want silly, you get an iPaq with a CF sleeve, and an
IBM microdrive and run Intimate, the 340M distribution with Emacs for ARM <g>
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