|Original NetWinder DM Disk Image||NetTrom 1.3pl3|
|Kernel 2.0.31, a.out||Clunky, slow, and messy X windows setup|
|Few software packages||So so reliability|
|Loud Fan||...but really cool sound support...|
Spurred by the (hopefully irrational) fear that operating system software may suddenly become unavailable, I set about upgrading. That story may show up here - it's kind of boring.
The end result, though, is a really cool little Linux box. The difference in capabilities between last July's disk image and the current one is striking.
So now I get to actually try to do things with the system. I'll be chronicling (spelling?) anything I learn on this site.
Diald - diald-0.16.5 works! See link for details
Mgetty - v1.1.19 compiles out of the box
I'd like to have a graphical web browser. Possibilities include:
I read a NetWinder review that indicated Netscape Communicator might be available soon. Does anyone know?
I have moved "all" of my graphics generation for this page onto my NetWinder. Nothing too thrilling - check the page for compilation details.
Compiles with no problems, works like a dream - just the spiffiest window manager around.
OK, yeah, this was silly. Why run a numerically intensive program on a system lacking an FPU? Well - why not? Compiles with no problems, works fine - but awfully slow.
Last updated March 17, 1999