I've just put together a new boat computer with bits for ebay based on an Epia vio 5000 motherboard, old and slow but low power
draw, <0.7a when doing nothing.
Running puppy linux
from here - Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - sailpup
newbie but learning
working well if slow graphics update.
So what other decent software
It's a cruising boat so I'm well used with jvcomm for weatherfax, hamcomm is nowhere near as nice and I can't get jvcomm working with wine. Likewise I can't get the german DWD rtty weather
station working , tried mmtty so far, and fldigi. jvcomm used to decode that perfectly.
Want good weatherfax, and a controller for the ic7000 radio
would be nice.
ps took ages just getting linux on there, hard drive is a CF card and the usb's are 1.1 , it won't boot from usb2.0 devices so getting a working system took a while. Not sure i culd get a different linux on there even if it would help.