Linux on BrailleNotes

Glenn at home GlennErvin at
Wed Feb 1 20:51:58 EST 2006

That is great, I don't know how much memory is available in a BN.
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From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
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No, not necessarily. We're actually hoping that once we get netbsd
running on the bn, that we'll be able to also leave the original
windows ce on it as well, thus giving people the choice of running
freesoft, or keysoft with a simple reboot (grin).


On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 06:58:00PM -0600, Glenn at home wrote:
> I don't know how hard it would be to get Linux on a notetaker, but it sure
> does not matter what O S it is using now.
> Whatever the O S is, it will have to be wiped out to make room for the new 
> O
> S.
> I think it would take a dedicated team to get it going.
> You might need to know the detailed information on the chip sets inside, 
> and
> some data might need decoding.
> It is beyond my ability, but this is the same concept that the open source
> RockBox uses to port into the devices that are running a different 
> firmware.
> I think that if there is a way to upgrade the Braille Note, there is a way
> to over-write it's O S.  But it might take some cooperation from 
> HumanWare.
> Glenn

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