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LinuxMedNews Review: Agenda VR3 Linux powered PDA

May 15, 2001, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Caldwell M.D.)

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This is a physician's-eye view of the Agenda VR3 Linux-based PDA. The author has a favorable take on the Agenda, and he's begun porting a popular drug database to the device, noting that the availability of some common open source development tools has made his work easier.

My wish list for it includes a way to connect into an ethernet jack so you could use say DHCP and move from exam room to exam room with it and say connected to your network.

The display is sometimes a little hard to see in subdued lighting conditions. Maybe my cataracts have something to do with that, my kids don't seem to have any problems with it.

The software that ships with the developer version is not the latest version. You have to carefully read the excellent instructions provided on the developer web site and reflash it with the newest kernel and romdisk image to get the latest handwriting recognition.

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