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Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Wed Oct 5 16:25:51 UTC 2005


Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> 
> 
>>Jason Winningham wrote:
>>
>>>Has anyone played with any low power systems?  I looked at the specs on
>>>this one:
>>>
>>>http://www.arcom.com/pc104-xscale-viper.htm
>>
>>These are fairly nice from a power consumption perspective.  The 320M of RAM is
>>fine for non-graphics operations.
> 
> Huh?  I run Linux/Xastir on a PP200 laptop with 32MB RAM.  Works
> great.  Yea, I have to make sure that I don't have a bunch of
> processes running that I really don't use, but it does work. 

My definition of "fine" includes spending my time doing what I need to do, 
rather than spending my time working around limitations :-)  Yes, I too could 
slice and dice the kernel and running processes to minimize RAM use.  Allowing 
the X-Server enough space to run a full, active desktop is what I want.  If you 
go to an 8 bit scheme, and run at a reduced display size, then yep, it will be 
possible.  But, I tend to be lazy about customizing because it just gets to be 
so tedious.

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW




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