Joined: April 2006
||Posted: April 04 2006,03:04
DSL user for 2 days. Love it. Minimalism defined. It's my new distribution. These guys deserve real kudos.
The Damn Small Machine is also very impressive, especially with no moving parts, low power consumption and that CF IDE drive is very awesome.
My problem is that I always use my computer in bed, on the couch, in the garden, on the move -- I don't want to be tied to a plug and I'm always recharging my batteries. My computer OUGHT to be like a novel in that I can carry it around, use it as much as I want, leave it on - lying on the furniture, come back to it later and it hasn't run out of batteries!
I'd love to see a Damn Small Laptop with these characteristics:
* 800 x 600 LCD (minimum)
* CF Hard drive (INTERCHANGEABLE!!! I want to swap this all the time, easily)
* Wireless built in (10 Mbps is plenty-good)
* Lithium Ion rechargeable battery (give me 10 hours like my NDS or GBA)
* Mini Keyboard w/Trackball
* USB 2.0 (ok, I can deal with 1.1)
* It must have Damn Small Linux
and withOUT these charateristics:
NO CD/DVD (not needed)
NO fan! (loud, uses power)
...Does something like this exist? Remember those old HP scientific calculators with a clam-shell design? Kinda like a GBA only x6 in both dimensions?
This is something I'd seriously donate $$$ to see developed! (Ok, ok, I am definitely shopping at the DSL store! Do they sell coffee mugs too?)
Thanks for listening...