Re: Debian and PDAs.
On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 05:46:05AM -0500, Erin Lewy wrote:
> Okay, well the taking on of a potentially huge project has kind of clued
> me in to the fact that I would probably benefit hugely from a
> laptop-type aparatus. Problem is (just trust me on this one), carrying
> around a laptop is less than optimal. Having an additional shoulder bag
> is at this point not really an option, and I could never, ever, ever
> leave the thing sitting somewhere, so I'd be basically chained to it if
> bringing it somewhere...
> So the thought occurred to me that I could get a PDA with a stow-away
> keyoard and basically use that in laptop capacity, as a few of my
> friends are doing.
Aehm it's a big differents between 17Mhz and 700Mhz ... also 8MB Flash and
a 20GB HD can't be compared.
> people have tons of different little gadgets you can get--which is at
> once evil and yet cool. So, in an ideal world, I would get a
So go out test it and buy it if you realy like it :) It's running Palm OS
so it should be fast and stable.
> Of course, in this ideal world, I'd also have to be using Windows,
> because all of the synching and other packages I am seeing on Debian's
> servers seem to ME to be specific for Palms. As I am VERY new to this
> whole idea, I thought that before assuming one or the other way I ought
> to consult with some people who are more likely than I to know this
> answer. I.E.: you guys.
These apps are for Palm OS wich means that you can use it with every PDA
running Palm OS inlcuding Handsprings.
> So-- does anyone here have a PDA and if so what kind and how has your
> luck been as far as being able to synch it and whatnot?
I own a Palm m100 and a Agenda VR3d.
IMHO the Palm OS simply rocks ;) its fast, stable and their is a lot of
freeware/shareware to get. Sync apps for Palm OS are avaible for nearly
all OS. The worst thing is that the case of the m1* series sucks. It's
sheap plastic and the cover will crack in most cases within the first week :(
The Agenda is generaly a cool thing cause it's running Linux and their is
much stuff to play around with it. BUT it's not ready to simply plug in the
akkus and use it like a Palm. So nothing for Linux newbies ...
(I'm still fighting with the software cause, if no time to poke around with it)
> I've looked at the Linux-specific PDAs but they're either too built up
> (with lots of graphicy-related stuff) or too bare bones. So as much as
> I'd in theory like to have an open-source PDA or whatnot, well, it's not
> really going to happen at the moment.
> Mainly I want a highly portable bit of electronics capable of creating
> wordprocessing documents,, possibly with the ability to check e-mail,
> which I wouldn't have to synch by rebooting into Windows all the time.
I think their is no way around a real labtop for you if you realy want to
work with it. It's realy hard to read mailinglist on this small displays.
Such a devices is only usefull for your personal to do lists, calculator,
time planning, IP Calculator (for lazy sysops :), and a few games.
Everything IMHO :)
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