First, thanks for the help with puzzling through what the processor actually is on the Fujitsu 510: seemingly an AMD DX4 100mhz with 8kb level 1 cache.
Second, thanks for finding a mp3 solution in dos: mpxplay.
Third, the 256 colour screen evidently limited from the get go the interest of streaming video to the unit.
Now what I am wondering about is the possibility of listening to streamed audio from the net in realplayer or windows media player formats. (I offer listen to the BBC, the News Hour, that sort of stuff).
The minimum system requirements from Realplayer 7 or G2 are a Pentium 90 or equivilent. An AMD 586 processor would have been somewhere between a Pentium 75 and a Pentium 90 so I was thinking that it would just work.
But that is not the processor we in fact have.
What would you rate our processor as being equivilent to or better still has anyone tried Realplayer on the unit?
I am also very dependent upon the Microsoft Agent text to speech reader. It seems to have lower limits around a Pentium 75 equivilent. Anyone know if it would work?
Would going to linux as an OS help? Evidently that would only be in respect to Realplayer . . .
And in a similiar vane, is the 256 colour limit a function of the screen or of video memory? My Thinkpad 310 runs 800*600*256 colours or 600*400*65000 colours in Windows but has been tweaked to do 800*595*65000 colours in linux and perhaps a similar trick would apply in this case if the screen is capable.
Thanx and any further thoughts about multimedia possibilities would be appreciated.