Joined: May 2006
||Posted: June 20 2006,23:34
Thoughts from a not-John...
|Would the NEC Mobile Pro 770 work ? Its Mips Based I believe.. ? |
Yes, it is MIPS. For some reason, it is easy to find BSD Unix, but not Linux. Both the 770 and the IBM Z50 near-clone were popular.
X with TWM window mgr
NetBSD on IBM Z50
If one really liked the hardware, BSD would be a better choice since most of the hard work has been done. However, the screen is really not optimal for X. It made a better character mode box for remote admin work.
I think that most people found that the StrongARM & MIPs were too much work for too little function.
Also, not much of a market. Sharp pulled Zaurus & Toshiba pulled Libretto. Current devices, many of which are not imported to the US but can be bought "grey market."
People who need tiny laptops use something like the Sony Vaio T boxes, which are compatible with Debian.
Debian on Vaio