Uses for Pocket PCs

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Uses for Pocket PCs

Postby Clym5 on Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:59 pm

I just found two iPaq units, and I was wondering, is there much one can do with them still, aside from emails and calendar events? The one I fixed is an iPaq H5550, with a 400MHz processor and 128mb of RAM/ROM.

It runs Windows CE 4.2, but would it be possible to make it run XP, 98, or even DOS? I can't find much online for it.
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Re: Uses for Pocket PCs

Postby Gibsaw on Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:47 am

Clym5 wrote:I just found two iPaq units, and I was wondering, is there much one can do with them still, aside from emails and calendar events? The one I fixed is an iPaq H5550, with a 400MHz processor and 128mb of RAM/ROM.

It runs Windows CE 4.2, but would it be possible to make it run XP, 98, or even DOS? I can't find much online for it.


well, it's not going to be an x86. I suspect you can probably shoehorn a linux distro on there.
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Re: Uses for Pocket PCs

Postby Clym5 on Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:33 am

Ah, yes, I forgot to mention, its an ARM processor. I guess the question after putting a linux distro on there would be, what now?

Unless something neat pops up, I'll just leave them in their cradles, looking kinda funky on my shelf.
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Re: Uses for Pocket PCs

Postby MisJiF on Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:19 am

I used to play Sean O'Connors games on my iPaq. Slay and his other games are quite fun!
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