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small portable for OpenBSD

Todd T. Fries-2
I'm hoping someone out there knows more than my google searching skills.

I'm looking for a small (phone or slightly larger sized) computer that will
run OpenBSD, has audio and wifi supported, and has a decentish battery life.

I want to couple it with a mifi with verizon to do VoIP and IM and other
random bits a small device can be useful at when not infront of a bigger
laptop/desktop.

I have a semi bricked N900, but it doesn't run OpenBSD, and a random
update and a busted usb port have set it out of contention.

I have a zaurus.  It's cute, but battery life sucks, and the audio
jack has a mic line but it is not currently supported.

I'm sure others would like to hear about this not just me, so misc, any
hardware recommendations (that hopefully won't break the bank?).

Thanks,
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Re: small portable for OpenBSD

Andrew Ngo
On 12 June 2013 02:20, Todd T. Fries <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'm looking for a small (phone or slightly larger sized) computer that will
> run OpenBSD, has audio and wifi supported, and has a decentish battery
> life.
>

I don't know exactly what is meant by "decentish", but I've seen OpenBSD
running a Sony VAIO P -- a grossly underpowered 1.3lb netbook with the
accursed GMA500 (read: no X), and an athn for wifi. It runs for about 2-3
hours or so, and suspend works. According to the ads, it fits in an ass
pocket... but also looks like a purse. (argh sony why).

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Re: small portable for OpenBSD

Todd T. Fries-2
Penned by Andrew Ngo on 20130612 13:37.20, we have:
| On 12 June 2013 02:20, Todd T. Fries <[hidden email]> wrote:
|
| > I'm looking for a small (phone or slightly larger sized) computer that will
| > run OpenBSD, has audio and wifi supported, and has a decentish battery
| > life.
| >
|
| I don't know exactly what is meant by "decentish", but I've seen OpenBSD
| running a Sony VAIO P -- a grossly underpowered 1.3lb netbook with the
| accursed GMA500 (read: no X), and an athn for wifi. It runs for about 2-3
| hours or so, and suspend works. According to the ads, it fits in an ass
| pocket... but also looks like a purse. (argh sony why).

Not even vesa mode? Bah.  Ok X is a requirement..

I think I want something like the Sony Vio UX or UMPC.  Does anyone know if
OpenBSD wifi/X/audio works on any of those devices or similar?

Thanks,
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