As you may have noticed, SERIAL PORTS will not be found on most, if not all PalmOne, HP and other PDAs. For that we are exploring CF/SD/BT/other serial comm devices.
I have had a Zaurus SL-5500 for a few years now and it has done everything great for me. In the last few months I even bought a Zaurus SL-6000L and it has performed beyond anything I could have hoped for. Now that these are not being sold in the USA anymore, I am lacking in advice for my friend who wants something that can pretty much do the same thing. Here is a list of features and what I use them for:
Serial connectivity to devices (APCs, managed switches, etc.)
Terminal window or command prompt (Pinging, traceroute, telnet, and displaying IP information.)
Compact flash slot for using a CF Ethernet NIC and CF WiFi card, or a handheld that has a WiFi and a Ethernet NIC built in.
A web browser for testing internet connectivity (something that can go to Google and search for potato)
A way to backup its configuration to some type of removable storage.
Some things I can live without but would be good to have:
Built in keyboard, some kind of remote connection software (pcAnywhere, VNC, etc,) and support for both Compact Flash and Secure Digital/Multi Media Cards.
Both of my Zaurus can do all that and more, but I can't buy them new anymore. Any suggestions of handhelds or even very small laptops would be most appreciated.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?