|FROM ||David Katz
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] PDA Recommendations
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Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 16:18:16 -0500 (EST)
From: David Katz
To: ruben safir
Cc: rc , joev_nylxs-at-pipeline.com, hangout-at-nylxs.com
Subject: Re: [hangout] PDA Recommendations
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Reply-To: David Katz
List: New Yorkers Linux Scene
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In 1983 I wrote my first UNIX application: a departmental system with four
users. Given the relative hardware power, I could support 256 users of
that system on my Zaurus, if I could attach a serial multiplexer to handle
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, ruben safir wrote:
> Sounds like it is ready for a beowolf cluster!
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:30:13PM -0500, David Katz wrote:
> > I have a Zaurus. Once you upgrade the ROM, replace the PDA applications
> > with better ones, and install the terminal program and file manager, you
> > have a very powerful, decent machine with an excellent screen, good form
> > factor (fits easily in the pocket) and excellent connectivity. I have a
> > wifi card that lets me connect to the internet at open hotspots or (for a
> > fee) at most Starbucks. I have a 128MB SD card and 512MB cf card, as well
> > as a 1GB IBM microdrive.
> > Some of the software is stupidly worked out. The Linux command set is
> > brain-damaged, and the PDA apps don't compare for ease of use with the
> > corresponding Palm apps. On the other hand, Opera, Hancom Office and a
> > mail client are built-in.
> > I downloaded Perl, and of course it also has a Java engine. I also have
> > MySQL on it, but I haven't tried to use it yet.
> > It has shortcomings, but someone with patience and a Linux background will
> > like this machine. I have stopped carrying my laptop when I travel.
> > You do need strong glasses for the screen and tiny fingers for the
> > keyboard, but I like it.
> > Dave Katz
> > On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, rc wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > i've heard good things about the Sharp Zaurus. Runs GNU/Linux. I have no
> > > personal experience with one tho
> > > :-)
> > >
> > > On Thursday 06 February 2003 11:30 am, joev_nylxs-at-pipeline.com wrote:
> > > > I'm thinking of getting a pda to help keep organized. Anyone have a
> > > > one? Good source of info on them? Any time bombs running gnu linux on
> > > > them?
> > > >
> > > > Joe
> > > > ____________________________
> > > > New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > > > Fair Use -
> > > > because it's either fair use or useless....
> > >
> > > --
> > > The Microsoft Crackpipe - Everyone uses it, what harm could it be?
> > >
> > > Version: 3.12
> > > GB/MC/MU/PA d- s+:+ a C++ L+++ P E- W+++ N++ o? K? w+ O? M? V? PS+ PE+
> > > Y+ PGP t+ 5 X R- tv++ b++ DI D G e++ h-- r++ y+
> > >
> > >
> > > ____________________________
> > > New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > > Fair Use -
> > > because it's either fair use or useless....
> > >
> > ____________________________
> > New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > Fair Use -
> > because it's either fair use or useless....
New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....