On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 06:41:43AM +0100, Polytropon wrote: > On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:52:16 -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > > I'm looking for a small and portable tablet [or whatever] device > > to use on the once-every-75-years when I do get out. I am not > > looking for a cell phone. the one I have works fine for auto- > > dialing <<whoever>>. instead, im thinking of something with a > > small screen and somekind of keyboard. it has to have a speaker. > > some version of 'unix' is essential. > > Have you considered using something like a small laptop > (like the Asus eeePC) which is "small enough" and provides > sufficient UNIX compatibility? Additionally, a regular > keyboard (even if in small size) provides tactile feedback > which can be an advantage (as you don't need visual > confirmation about something that's covered by your > fingers). > > I think such kind of netbook can be obtained for few money. > Some of them were shipped with Linux, if I remember correctly, > and if you wish to install FreeBSD, it's also possible. > Here are some examples which illustrate the feasibility > of such a project: > > http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee > > http://www.freebsdgr.org/articles/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/install-eeepc/article.html
these look hopeful since I need to update my debian 5.X. > > http://www.unixarea.de/installEeePC.txt > > The requirements are met: small screen, physical keyboard, > built-in speakers. If getting online with it is required, > that's also possible by using some selected USB "web stick". > I have an EEE-900A that I bought on ebay about two years ago. it works fine for my speech program. I got something about a google tablet, and [i think] a nook tablet. [?]. then theres the amazon tablet. is there a samsung tablet? does the windoze tablet have the ability to be unixified, or is it stuck with its crappy op- sys? you can see the problem of there being dozens of these small gadgets out there--yes, including thed android--. Can anything be overwritten with anything like we are all used to? unix. > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"