Re: [NTLK] Pepper Linux OS and the Einstein project

From: Daniel Jagendorf <>
Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 00:16:22 EDT

On Oct 25, 2007, at 10:51 AM, wrote:

> Which raises the question in my mind. What's the PepperPad like?
> Anyone use it? How does it compare to the Nokia web tablets? Other
> devices? What with such confessions as this, is it worth considering
> as a handheld device (think Newton and Palm replacement)? I wouldn't
> know where to even start asking such questions, other than here. :-)
> --

Well, Victor gave up the newt for a pepper pad.

It's meant to be an internet tablet, something you leave around the
house for when you want to use the web without being tied to your
The screen size is great, twice the size of the newton. It won't
fit in your pocket.
It's touch sensitive and works with a stylus: there's no HWR. The
keys work for hunt and peck--you're supposed to hold it in both hands
or lay it flat to type.
Like the Nokia it's better to use a bluetooth keyboard for text entry.

I bought the first version and found it kind of pokey.
Version 3 is supposed to be faster but I haven't had a chance to use it.
There are a bunch of reasons why I found it to be disappointing: no
mac support, difficult to use or implement programs (that's probably
gotten better but I suspect
that it helps to understand linux programming), general non-newtness.

Victor did get einstein to run on it. He's also written several
programs for it. I tried installing them but couldn't make it happen.

Here's a link to their site:

Dan Jagendorf

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