> > > 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
> Netfilter (it takes HOW MANY hours to compile init/main.c?!?) on a PDA.
How many hours? I'd say less than minute. In todays PDAs, 80MHz mips
cpu is *slow*.
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