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Old 02-02-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a device I could manage to put a spreadsheet into (to enter data), take notes, read pdf txt (never tryed all this other e-book formats, but I suppose I'll need them)...
I think a linux device...

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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Get a netbook and throw some lame Linux distro on it and you are good to go. Just install open office, stanza...etc.....
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The Kindle, Onyx and iRex devices have SDKs so choose your poison. Have not used any of them.
Linux mag had articles on getting X up and running on the older kindle.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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A netbook is not an option because of the screen, unless you tell me of one with an e-ink display. It would be an ideal solution if I could flip the screen as in a tablet.

SDK's are not MY poison, I'm no programmer, but it could allow someone to port a spreadsheet app to any of them...
I think I saw gnumeric on iRex already...
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:57 PM   #5
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Have you considered waiting for the upcoming tablet devices? Notion Ink has announced one that uses a Pixel QI display. That would be perfect for your needs - full color backlit LCD for multimedia use, or disable the backlight and you get an ambient light based display. Some very cool tech coming down the road.

See here: http://gizmodo.com/5444232/notion-in...en-is-obsolete
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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I just knew of enTourage eDGe, I'll look at the Notion Ink Adam Pixel Qi Tablet/Ereader, but Ican't wait much longer!... >:-)

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Perhaps you should wait for the new PocketBook302, it has a linux system running and a touchscreen for notes etc. It also has wifi, usbhost and some other features.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Hehe.
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