Thursday, September 01, 2005

[Osdir-daily] Linux with Laptops, Notebooks, PDAs, Mobile Phones and Other Portable Devices

Mobile computer devices (laptops, notebooks, PDAs, mobile cell phones, portable
audio and video players, digital cameras, calculators, wearables, ...) are
different from desktop/tower computers. They use certain hardware such as
PCMCIA cards, infrared and BlueTooth ports, wireless LAN, LCD displays,
batteries, docking stations. Hardware parts cannot be changed as easily as in a
desktops, e.g. the graphic card. Often their hardware is more limited (e.g.
disk space, CPU speed). Though the performance gap to desktops is becoming
smaller, e.g. in many instances, laptops or notebooks can become a desktop

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