Replacement for Netwinder

Ralph Siemsen ralphs at
Fri Dec 3 09:05:30 EST 2004

Steven Rovner wrote:

> Our netwinder is fairly old now and with each problem we encounter it is
> more and more difficult to support.  Do I stick with it, or replace it?
> What are people using to replace the netwinder with a similarly functioning
> piece of hardware?

What do you need it to do?  If it is just sharing an internet 
connection, you can buy a little router from futureshop/bestbuy/etc. 
that will handle that functionality.

If you want to do web serving, mail, ftp, other such services, these are 
items that regularly need security updating (so it seems).  So its a 
moving target, you need to "keep up" with development efforts to a 
certain extent.

Are you having actual hardware problems?  Other than the disk drive, I'm 
not aware of any other parts that seem to "wear out" over time...


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