I just thought about it, and realized, Xwindows would make things MUCH easier for linux noobs who want to do this stuff. Would it be possible to run Xwindows on the MBWE and use a windows computer as a display server (well, windows in my case, since I know some people here are using macs). I don't know much about the Xwindows system, so I don't know how I would go about trying to do this.
I don't really care if you see a point, I was asking if was possible, since remote desktop can make things interesting, and if it's not possible at all, I'd like to know why.
dude think again. you got 32MB of ram and a 200Mhz cpu, unless you are gong to install windows 3.1 on it , there just isn't enough power. It maybe is possible with 64 or more ram but not with 32
I never said it would run WELL, it's the idea of experimenting, pushing to see what is actually possible. And last I hear, windows didn't run on ARM processors.
It's possible in theory and since the display will be handled by a remote machine the 32mb ram limit wont be quite so crippling as it would normally. Forget about running Firefox though!
On the Windows client, you'd need something like Cygwin/X or Hummingbird eXceed, both of which are a pain in the arse to set up, much more so than the current method of getting into the MBWE.
If you want to make this friendly for newbs, I would recommend creating an alternate web interface with all the fancy stuff you want to do, and making your own version of the firmware update exploit that enables this.
(oh, and Windows CE runs on ARM ;)
Heh, now that would be interesting to try, windows CE on one of those things.. Just plug in a specially made head made from some other sort of portable device and you gut yourself a semi-portable monster fileserver, lol. Maybe the world's biggest PDA/MP3 player ;)
I'll check those things out, I'm not so afraid of busting something in windows, because I've dealt with god knows how many problems in windows before. I've formatted more times than I'd like to remember. I could always package all the necessary stuff and make a batch file that take input from the user to configure things :P
I don't know if running a X-Server in MyBookWorld is a good idea.
But it would be nice to have X-Windows applications installed, and use a remote X-server.
I just don't know how bad it would be the performance.
Anything that might run on a slug could also work on our MBWE. Have a look at these instructions: