a bit of trivia I found interesting

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sat Dec 21 12:45:17 EST 2002

Yes, and the interesting part is that a few of us on the braillenote list have been asking for a port of linux with no response from pdi.

I had also asked during Humanware's chat sessions what was the reasoning for going with windows ce, and the response was because it's a "mainstream operating system".


On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 11:24:16AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> We believe the chip in the Braille Note is the NEC VR41xx.
> Several of us joined in a project to port Linux to the Braille Note this
> time last year. We were unsuccessful when Pulse-Data would not supply
> units for us to work with.
> That's the real issue--one would need to be able to take the risk on
> blowing away a few Braille Note boards, and especially the flash roms,
> before one got it right. That would be costly to most of us, myself
> included.
> -- 
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> 				Technology Research and Development
> 				Governmental Relations Group
> 				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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