Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Dec 2010 21:58 UTC, submitted by jebb
Mac OS X In two recent columns, JLG analysed why iOS may well replace OS X, as well as why it may not be such a good idea after all. "So: Now that I've taken both sides - yes, iOS will be the Apple OS; No, it won't - what do I really believe? I think it's a matter of numbers and layers of software silt. [...] The lure of a fresh start, of a born again OS that I evoked two weeks ago will be too strong. Over time, iOS version 7 or 10 will become the operating system that runs inside most Apple computing devices."
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RE: Bia
by jello on Fri 17th Dec 2010 20:12 UTC in reply to "Bia"
jello
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2006-08-08

The Compaq iPAQ IA-1 Home Internet Appliance is one of them (there was another one besides Sony):

http://www.amazon.com/Compaq-iPAQ-IA-1-Internet-Appliance/dp/B00004...

Used it back in the days (must have been around 2002 or so) to fetch emails and browse the web (still have it somewhere...).

It has a 200MHz AMD processor, 32 MB SDRAM (shared 2MB for video), 16 MB flash memory, 4 USB ports and one CF-Card slot.
The ethernet connection was accomplished with a small USB/Ethernet device from Linksys.

Because BE-IA was tight to MSN I flashed the 16MB flash memory with a Linux distro that was available for this machine and was a happy clam.

One point in time I even had Windows 95 running on it (on a 256MB CF-Card) as dual boot.

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