From: David Golden (david.golden at domain unison.ie)
Date: Fri 07 Jun 2002 - 21:30:29 IST
On Friday 07 June 2002 15:45, you wrote:
> Has anyone experience with linux on an iPaq. I know someone must as there
> was one at the linux expo.
I wasn't at the linux expo - I have, however installed linux on an iPAQ
while I was in england. It works pretty well, but it's fiddly to install (and
marginally dangerous - HP/Compaq Labs do say they will rescure dead iPAQs
that didn't make it)
> I'd like if possible to ask for opinions about how useful one of these
> things is with linux in practice. Without a keyboard is a terminal not
> somewhat inconvenient?
People typically don't install linux on it to use it as a terminal, but
rather to experiment with one of the GUI technologies -
Qtopia is the most polished, specially configured X is more flexible.
Anyway, for the same price, or a bit cheaper, one can get a Zaurus
SL-5500D _with_ a keyboard running Qtopia
- They're available in
Mr.Calculator off Grafton Street in Dublin.
I just got mine today :-))
On my credit card :-((
> What editors are practical? Would vim be feasible?
Vim would work, but I imagine a modal editor would be particularly fiddly
with a small or no keyboard - Qtopia has a bog-standard text editor
that is adequate if you don't want syntax-highlighting.
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