On Tue, Oct 13, 1998 at 05:17:55PM -0400, Robert Edmonds wrote:
> How much do these NetWinders cost? I have been considering buying a new
> K6/motherboard/RAM but am wondering if the NetWinder would be more cost
> effective -- also, I am interested in joining the Debian ARM port team.
> Are there any sorts of discounts for developers wishing to help develop
> Debian for the StrongARM?
I think I got mine for around $750 - there is more info on
www.corelcomputer.com. Cost effective? Hrmm.. PC's have an economy of
scale that blows everything else away, but I think the netwinder is
still competitive - it has lots of neat gizmos, like video, sound,
IR.. Discounts.. hrmm I'm not sure, you'd probably have to dig
around... I know the discount I got was during a trade show - maybe
they will do something similiar during the ALS? Maybe you could
arrange to purchase the one they send you:->>
More than anything, it's a lot of fun - it's cool to work on something
sort of new, and yet, you don't have to pay a ton of money (like with
alpha's or sparcs). Best of all, Corel is aiming these things at
linux, so they're just going to get better. Compared with other
internet appliance/network computer kinds of items, I think the price
is pretty good, and the machine is very flexible... (compare with
cobalt qube, which costs more and doesn't do as much, afaik).
David Welton http://www.efn.org/~davidw
Debian GNU/Linux - www.debian.org
- From: Robert Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>