[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket

Jeff Kinz jkinz@kinz.org
Sun Jan 25 09:00:11 PST 2004


> maOn Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:08:02AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > One of the points I made in recent desktop discussions was that computer
> > platforms in the near future may emphasize portability over performance
> > -- my ideal platform would fit in my pocket, yet support a display and
> > keyboard when at a workstation.

> > 
> >     Turn a Handheld into a Desktop with Blue Dock
> >     http://brighthand.com/article/Synosphere_Developing_Blue_Dock
> > 
> >     Synosphere is currently developing the Blue Dock, a docking station
> >     to allow a handheld to function as a desktop computer.

> > Current model iPaqs pack more punch than the system currently serving as
> > a footrest (and nameserver) under my desk.
> > 
> > 

> On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:48:02AM -0800, Jim Thompson wrote:
> KDE's fuse is another approach that could make this real.

How so, please ?   What is the "fuse" you are referring to?
(Pointer to the relevant page(s)? )

Best FUSE reference I could find was :
#######################################################################
http://lwn.net/2001/1115/a/fuse.php3

What is FUSE?

  FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) provides a simple interface for
  userspace programs to export a virtual filesystem to the Linux
  kernel.  FUSE also aims to provide a secure method for non
  privileged users to create and mount their own filesystem
  implementations.
############################################################################

Jim, Is this the fuse you were referring to ?

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