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Old 07-26-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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linux on PocketPC or SideKick


I am considering purchasing a pocketPC or a SideKick. I would just like to collect your thoughts, experiences, and opinions on these two devices. I will be using primarily the wireless internet, and the phone is just a nice add-on for emergencies, etc.

Can I run linux on either of these two? Please feel free to post anything related to a PocketPC or SideKick in this thread.


Old 07-27-2003, 02:01 AM   #2
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if u want to buy a pocket pc i would recommend to get Ipaq 55xx model or either 39xx
and no u wont be able to run Linux on ppc, not sure about sidekick

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Old 07-27-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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I was looking into the t-mobile pocket PC for the wireless internet usage. With wifi or bluetooth, i have to be near a base station of some sort, but with the t-mobile ppc or sidekick, it has cellular internet for an "always on" feature. Thanks for the post.

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I had this working at one time and hope to redo the configuration.

Use and iPAQ 3900 or older and install linux. The newer models are not supported yet.

I would get a device with bluetooth built-in. You can then use a bluetooth enabled phone (within 10m) with the PDA to connect to the internet over GPRS.

Here is what my configuration looked like:

My next setup will use BlueZ (part of familiar) instead of Affix.


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