I would love to hear how people are using the Gateway Connected Touchpad. I for one wanted a simple linux box that had a web browser, and would play MP3's.
I finally have a working version of Midori Beta3, with XMMS from the Beta 2 release compiled in. I'm not able (yet at least) to get NFS to mount a directory of my MP3's off another linux server. So, I setup mp3apache to serve up the mp3 files on my local lan. The idea here is, I can use the web browser to stream the mp3 data to XMMS which plays the music on the GWCTP.
There are some great features of this setup.
1) Cost. The GWCTP can be had for less then $200.
2) Noise. There is none.
3) Can install just about anywhere you have a network connection. I plan on setting one up next to my TV, and another in my office and have access to all my music via the web/ftp server mentioned above.
4) Can use the touch-screen or even a learning IR remote to control the playback! Very cool!
5) Did I mention the price and the fact how quiet it is.
Codeman/BigDog: It seems that a lot of people may pay some $$$ for a CompactFlash that already has an image on it with the tools/apps they need. I know I stuggled to get as far as I have (and I wouldn't have if it wasn't for this forum.)
Anyway, even though the machine is not as zippy as I would like, it seems fine for what I'm using it for. I just wanted to hear what other people are using these things for...