Aug 222003

well, I think I’ve finally found what I’m looking for with my iPAQ (handheld). Opie made it to versio 1.0 earlier this month, and it’s included in Familiar v0.7.1. If you don’t know about it, Compaq made the iPAQ in a manner such that alternate operating systems can be put on it; I personally know of three other operating systems that will run on the H37xx series (linux, netbsd, and Plan9). is the “headquarters” for the open-source, linux version for the iPAQ (and sharp Zaurus, and a few other devices running on ARM processors). It’s gotten a lot better since it first started, and Opie (which is technically a fork of QPE) is looking pretty good. How good, you ask? This good:

That’s just a base screenshot, but there are more at

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