|Good luck. The more I've played with the built in browser and e-mail program, the more I'm beginning to realize what a piece of crap the built-in software is, at least the version that I have. I've discovered at least half-a-dozen problems with the built in apps. I've run across web pages that consistently lock it up, reboot it, or just take forever to render the text ("formatting" is what the WebPal calls it). After changing the time server from the default to one that worked, I sent an e-mail to myself to test the time function. WebPal's e-mail program mangled the headers by putting the date in the body of the message. Trying to retrieve that e-mail would consistently re-boot the WebPal.|
I remember reading references to a later, 2MB only update. I don't know if it resolved some of the issues with this thing or not, but it would be nice to have an actual browser that works on it. :) I like the keyboard, but the mouse/remote could use a bit of work... :) I also see on the MicroWindows web page that the latest version supports rdesktop, which would make it useful as a WinTerm as well. Maybe with Linux we can actually get this thing doing something like what it was intended for. :)
I presume you're putting all of this in the flash rom since you mention booting and running without a hard drive. Do you have the 1MB or 2MB flash rom? How much room is left to play in after getting BigBird's linux kernel loaded into flash rom?