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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Single user linux
Hi!

> > > What real value does it have, apart from the geek "look at me, I'm using
> > > bash" value?
> >
> > I don't really want to get into it at the moment, but imagine hacking
> > netfilter without lugging a laptop around. PDA's are sleek and cool,
> > and using UNIX on them lets you write shell scripts to sort your
> > addresses and stuff like that. Basically it's everything that's cool
> > about Unix as a workstation OS scaled down to PDA-size.
>
> True, but then imagine trying to hack C (no, that's a CURLY BRACE, and a
> tab! not space! you just broke my makefiles! aargh!), and compiling

So you telnet to your PDA from some real machine. And you don't need
to write C code in order for unix environment to be usable. 50% of
unix users I know use it for pine/mutt emacs/vi talk/irc/mud kind of
stuff.

> Netfilter (it takes HOW MANY hours to compile init/main.c?!?) on a PDA.
> Hrmz.

How many hours? I'd say less than minute. In todays PDAs, 80MHz mips
cpu is *slow*.
Pavel
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I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at discuss@linmodems.org
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