Re: PDAs are searchable by cops, I expect. Re: Transparency, was re: On January 28th, Criminals No Longer Another Face ...

From: raf (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 15:20:27 MST

Michael Lorrey wrote:

> "Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> >
> > Samantha Atkins wrote:
> >
> > > "Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > For example, I have a Linux PDA.
> > > Which PDA is this? I need to get off of the braindead Palm.
> > > Preferably in the direction of a wearable. But a Linux PDA would be a
> > > good start.
> > It is my Yopy PDA, from Samsung Electronics. It has a 200 Mhz ARM processor, 32 MB of
> > storage and 16MB of memory. It's color, with a touch screen and stylus, and game buttons. It's the same size as a Palm, maybe thicker. It came through Customs last week.
> >
> > Here is the web site
> I'm wondering if anyone has tried using QNX for a PDA OS. THe OS with
> browser and other utilities all fits on a 1.44 floppy and boots on my
> PCs and linux boxes just dandy.
> See for info if you haven't seen this before.

I have seen some of that. I remember from the QNX ads that it is a real-time operating system. It is a small kernel, with a message passing infrastructure. The literature
they sent showed it used in a blood filtering device.

I think the operating systems, the simple ones, they are not so hard to make, but they take skill to make.

The processor is actually 206 MHz. I would put more ports on it, but, I am not so good at soldering.


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