[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket
Mon Sep 12 17:09:50 PDT 2005
On 26-Jan-2004, Jim Richardson wrote:
> Personally, my travelling tools are as follows.
> Zaurus SL5500:
> Good screen, usable kbd, decent hw recog, poor battery life, but
> I have a doodad that will power it from AA/AAA batts for a while
> (about the size of a pack of cards, with the batteries inside of
> course) Cost today, about $250, more for the newer versions.
Is this still what elitists like to use for their PDA? A newer model
perhaps? Is there now more choice for PDAs running a free software OS?
> 128MB Keydrive:
> Plenty of storage, partitioned for 64MB storage, 64MB Flonix (a
> young distro, but useable, and improving all the time) Cost, $40
> from RadioShack or elsewhere.
Now that 1 or 2 GB USB fobs are common, what distributions are people
> BBC CD, Damn small Linux:
> Minimal Knoppix derivative, not quite as good in the HW detection,
> but works on 99% of the machines that Knoppix works on IME.
> Cost about $1 for the blank.
The DSL guys now even sell a USB fob that boots. This seems like a
smart option; is it?
> Knoppix 8cm CD:
> Needs little introduction I think
> Cost, basically free.
Is a Knoppix CD redundant if one has a bootable USB fob?
> Areas I would like to improve.
> Newer Zaurus [...]
> iPod like storage device [...]
> Finish putting together CD with suite of needful tools [...]
> All the above *with* the chargers and accessories, should fit in a
> standard mid-large fannypack. Or in the pockets of a multi-pocket
> vest, without making me fear for the pieces everytime someone bumps
> into me.
What's the state of play on such a fanny pack's worth?
\ "I lost a button-hole." -- Steven Wright |
Ben Finney <email@example.com>
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