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Old 05-17-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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Linux Handheld?

Just wondering if there are handhelds with some kind of mini linux for the os?
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for that resource...that helps.

One question to everyone, anyone have any experience with Linux handhelds?...and sugguestions, comments..etc?
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The C860 looks awesome to say the least.
Old 05-19-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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I have a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 running OpenZaurus 3.2. I got it mainly to play around with and test out Linux on a handheld device. It works great, but I hardly ever use it. I've been considering selling it to get some more goodies for my new laptop (HP Pavilion zv5120us running Debian Sid) or more archery accessories for my new Mathews LX bow.


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I'm using a 5500 right now and always. It does everything I could want. Running vim works good for writing my java apps for school and kopi is a compiler that runs well. Or I can always use my wifi card and ssh into the school and do my work there. While in bed. A set of headphones and NFS makes a nice portable mp3 player for the house and a FM transimitter and cf or sd card makes it good for playing mp3's in my car, no more cd's. I like to think of it as a handheld extension of my other computers.


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