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Posted: April 04 2006,03:04 QUOTE

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...
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Posted: April 04 2006,06:47 QUOTE

Toshiba's miniscule libretto U100 ultraportable

ooh this one is nice  just pop out the power hungry HD and slap in a good CFdisk...or 4GB microdrive (I wonder if you could tell it to boot from CFdisk (it has a reader built in..then just remove the HD)

Sweet...solid state HD are inbound!

WOW...I didnt realize that a harddrive used this much juice! ...I suppose a 1 or 2 Gig CF would use about as much power as the solidstate one.

man I keep finding em everywhere

These look like what you are looking for!

Hope that helps


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hs7sv Offline

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Posted: April 04 2006,07:53 QUOTE

I'm using DSL-2.1b on Fujitsu Lifebook P5010.  I plan to replace HDD with MicroDrive. :D

EDIT: You may like Sony Vaio U50 and U70. This is their review.


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Posted: April 04 2006,12:42 QUOTE

Man, I wish they wouldn't put intel chips in those things.

"Help stop internet piracy...use Linux!"
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Mule Offline

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Posted: April 04 2006,18:06 QUOTE

You guys are a freaking fountain of knowledge. Thank you so much.
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