basically all i need is something that i can update my blog with, ya know, something with wifi and a decent web browser. but i also need a SD slot for uploading my pictures to the site, and the ability to read pdf/chm/ebooks on it. (i read lots of tech books!)
those are the basics, but after that, id like to be able to do more hackerish things, such as have linux on it (man that would be sweet) but i can't really seem to find clear information about weather or not there's a solid linux flavor out there that will run on a semi-newer pda (im eyeing the dell x30/x50 right now) and that runs X as well. just being able to have a terminal/nmap/ethereal/irc would be cool as hell.
but also, one thing im wondering is... should i try for a palm or something running windows mobile 2k3? im just worried about compatibility (cause i dont think wm will sync on a linux box or a mac), and im wondering what OS is better or has more software available for it. also, where can i get free pda software? a very basic picture editor (i.e. cropping and rotation) and a html editor would be nice for my work on the pda...
so yeah, what's your opinion? im really interested to hear people's experiences with pda's. oh, and i haven't had the opportunity to use one for web browsing yet... does cramming such large pages into such a tiny screen suck as bad as it sounds like it will?
Edited by burncycle, 29 June 2005 - 10:18 AM.