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Re: Going digital



Margaret Leber wrote:

> Maybe based on one of the compact diskette bootable versions of Linux. Trinux
> comes to mind as an example. It might be fun to build a freely distributable
> Linux-based TNC/packet terminal that will run by booting from a diskette into
> any PC with a sound card.

Come to think of it, some of the Linux vendors have been giving away
business-card sized CDROMs that are bootable Linux rescue disks. These media are
also available as  writable CDs. You could probably put a *pile* of AX.25
functionality in that much space...sound-card TNC, XASTIR/XAPRS, SatTrack, a
small-footprint web-browser, TCP/IP gateway, etc. etc. etc...

Imagine arrying one in your wallet/purse, along with a digital HT (or analog for
us poor folks) and appropriate cables and your RACES pager. 

 73 de Maggie
   
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