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Re: debian for a train hopper

If you're mainly interested in writing, battery life,
email and portability, you might consider picking up 
a second-hand Psion 5 on ebay (though get a hard case
for it if you're going to be knocking it around). The
keyboard is the best of any PDA I've ever seen - you 
can actually touch-type on it - and the battery life 
is about 30-40 hours on a single pair of AAs. 

Although there is a Linux port for it, the machine doesn't
really have enough grunt for serious programming work if
you're going to be doing much of that on the road. (Shell
account ?). For everything else, it would be the ideal
(and cheap) solution.

- Derek

On Monday 15 April 2002 12:15 pm, wandering jason wrote:
> thank you everyone for the advice.  i'll have to do
> more research into the various models mentioned.
> sounds like if i'm buying a used system, a thinkpad
> may be the way to go.
> as far as new stuff, what do people think about the
> crusoe based systems? very low power consumption is
> something pretty important to me--say if i were living
> in a squat with no electricity, running the laptop via
> solar or human power (yes, i've all sorts of strange
> plans for this laptop).
> also, what do people think about some of the palmtops?
> stuff like the compaq ipaq? i've heard that people
> have run debian okay on an ipaq with a microdrive.  do
> you think these systems are suitable for serious
> programming and writing?
> much thanks,
> jason
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