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Old 10-27-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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Recommend small laptop/handheld


Need a recommendation for a small laptop/handheld (the smaller the better):

1. With an Intel or AMD CPU
2. I can install Fedora on it
3. Run Apache, MySQL and PHP on it
4. You like it, you would use it

I would like to move some small database-driven web-based
applications on to it and use the apps when there is no
network connection available.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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uuummmmm....I'm not sure about a laptop per se, but look into the Sharp Zaurus C3100. It's got a 4GB HD, 128MB flash, is a clamshell model, and can run Apache, MySql and PHP. It's a linux PDA/Handheld if that wasn't clear. It won't run Fedora, and I believe it has an Intel CPU(not x86 though. I believe it's an ARM architecture). Otherwise, I think Toshiba recently released the Libretto again
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:09 AM   #3
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I'll look into the Liberetto.

I was looking at the Zaurus. But documentation does not
mention Apache, MySql and PHP in list of packages/applications.
So I assume this has to be done manually, somehow?

How difficult is it to get Apache, MySql and PHP
installed, configured and running on a Zaurus?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/ this site is about a guy who literally uses his Zaurus as a mini laptop. I think there are packages for it, but I'm not positive. I'm using a SL-5500, w/ 64MB of memory, and I've got an ssh server running on it. I haven't done Apache etc. but people use their Zaurii as webhosts. Look into it some more
 
Old 10-29-2005, 08:51 PM   #5
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www.killefiz.de/zaurus has Apache, and MySql, I can't find PHP though. There is also Perl, SSH ans I'm sure others. Hope this helps!
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:18 AM   #6
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Thanks. I'll look into it.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:24 AM   #7
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http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/ this site is about a guy who literally uses his Zaurus as a mini laptop. I think there are packages for it, but I'm not positive. I'm using a SL-5500, w/ 64MB of memory, and I've got an ssh server running on it. I haven't done Apache etc. but people use their Zaurii as webhosts. Look into it some more
How stable is your Zaurus?
Does it crash?

Do you have any complaints about it?

I have never used a Zaurus.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:23 PM   #8
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Mine's pretty stable. I do however have some trouble rebooting it(rebooting, not coming out of suspend), but I think that's due to a buggy ROM(Sharp ROM 3.13). It's a good PDA(i've seen both Palms and PocketPCs). However, for what you're trying to do, I would look into the C series(C1000, C3000, or C3100). The C3x00 have 4GB HD's, and the 3100 has 128MB of flash(RAM usage). The also act as a clamshell or a slate, so you can use it like a laptop, or like a PDA.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 07:37 AM   #9
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Greetings,

I just had to add to this because I love laptops...and GNU/Linux...great fun!!

If you desire a small laptop over a PDA, then I recommend the Sharp Actius MM20. It has a 10 inch display and weighs in at 2.0 pounds. I almost bought one a couple months ago but I couldn't afford it. However, I have read some reviews and it seems like a great little unit.

It does not have an Intel/AMD processor. It has a low power Transmeta Efficeon processor. So, it doesn't exactly meet your requirements. But, as you mentioned, I like it and would buy it for myself. Furthermore, although the unit is probably a bit wider/longer than the Toshiba Libretto, the MM20 is lighter, thinner and costs a few hundred dollars less.

I have seen a few guides for installing Linux on it, so it can be done. Just search Yahoo for "linux sharp actius mm20".

I hope you find the perfect unit for YOU.
 
  


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