Good idea for the eMate 300?

Ariii

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I've always been pretty intrigued by the eMate 300, and I might get one. I'm like 13 and want to practice systems programming, and what I would do is port Unix for it and try to create a simple interface. Should I try to only do the commmand-line for it or create a GUI? And, is it even possible? I'm definitely willing to learn new languages if it could apply elsewhere.
 

Ariii

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I would buy the crap out of those!! lol :p
Yeah!!! Actually, the only reason I wasn't going to buy one is file compatibility, which this would definitely fix. I just wonder if it would be worth it.
 

Hrududu

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I don't know anything about programming or what it would take to run a different OS on an eMate (or any Newton OS device for that matter) so I can't really help you there. I've got an eMate, MessagePad 2000, 2100, and 100 so I do have some hands on Newton experience. I love the things. The eMate is cool device with the keyboard included, but the MP2000 and 2100 with the faster processors are really fantastic and can easily hook up to a keyboard. The price of eMates is really good right now though, so if you want one, go for it. What right now is a better buy for $15 these days?