[LON-CAPA-users] Loncapa and pocket pc
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:52:25 -0500
I tried logging on to loncapa with a pocket pc using internet explorer. I got a
screen that gave me several display options, then it asked me to login again.
I never could get past that screen and lok at my loncapa classes. Any ideas?
Quoting Gerd Kortemeyer <email@example.com>:
> Hi All,
> I worked with LON-CAPA on PocketPC, namely Dell Axim, and wireless
> connection. The Dell does not have wireless built in, so you need to
> purchase a separate 801.11b card that plugs into the top - total cost
> per system is between 350 and 400 dollars. Any access point that
> supports 801.11b will do, that's about 80 dollars or so per classroom.
> The PocketPC itself is pretty much a piece of garbage due to its
> so-called operating system, and the version of Internet Explorer that
> comes with it is utterly dysfunctional. But you can load a web browser
> called ThunderHawk from a company called BitStream
> (http://www.bitstream.com) which actually works - it also allows you to
> turn the screen sideways, which gives you a more usable aspect ratio.
> Unfortunately, you need a service to pre-process the content via a
> proxy, which is subscription-based ($5/month/browser).
> The better solution is a Sharp Zaurus, a little more expensive. The
> embedded version of the Opera web browser works right out of the box.
> I still absolutely have to test PalmOS and its browser, but did not yet
> get around to ordering a compatible wireless network card. For Palm,
> only the more expensive Tungsten line accepts wireless, the cheaper
> Zire line of products will not work.
> I wish Apple had not discontinued their Newton, I am sure that would
> have worked, too - just ahead of its time :-(
> - Gerd.
> On Mar 18, 2004, at 12:47 PM, Helen Keefe wrote:
> > Hi Paul,
> > Gerd has been testing this, so he would be the best person to talk to.
> > You may need a specific configuration, but it will work.
> > Helen
> > On Mar 18, 2004, at 12:01 PM, ciskep wrote:
> >> Does anyone have experience using loncapa over a pocket pc? We are
> >> looking into
> >> getting some and I'm curious how they will work?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Paul
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