Subject: Re: Libretto 50?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Brazile <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/09/1998 14:20:57
> email@example.com (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
> It works fine. You have to be careful though when you install to exclude
> the disk blocks where the system writes its memory when it suspends.
Yeah I forgot to mention that. The BIOS hides this area from you, so if
you use its idea of the disk geometry you are OK.
On a related note, you can get into the setup screen (hold ESC
during power on) and turn off hibernation which is what I do.
> I just bought a ct 100, because
> - battery lasts a lot longer and it charges when the computer is on
The 70ct can also charge the battery while running.
> - 50ct == 75MHz, 100ct == 166MHz.
70ct == 120MHz.
> - larger disk
My 9mm 3GB replacement disk cost something like $250.
> - more memory
Good point. 50 and 70 is limited to 32MB which is fine for BSD, but...
> - 2 pcmcia adapters
I bought the expander which gives an additional card slot and lets me
use external keyboard/monitor/mouse. I think the 100ct has this built in
which is nice.
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Ty Sarna) wrote:
> Everything I read indicated it was an active matrix screen, not DS.
Yeah, I was thinking it was active too. However, Christos is right that
in bright light it can be difficult to see.
> You forgot:
> - costs ~4x as much :-)
Yes, the 50ct has a great price right now.
> Still, personally I don't find the Librettos all that exciting. They're
> still too big to take everywhere (but would be hard to use if any
> smaller), so I'd rather have a Palm Pilot (and will soon, I hope).
I haven't had mine very long but so far it has been great having it on
the plane, in the dentist office waiting room, and the car dealership
waiting room. Plus, I have now used it as a portable BSD installer (via
PLIP) to install it on 4 people's machines who wouldn't have done it
> If I
> needed something more capable that a Pilot for occasional use, I'd get a
> full-size laptop, or even a lunchbox or old-Compaq-style luggable.
The weight/size difference in lugging it around is noticable to me, but