Gentoo on a One-Netbook A1

I’m glad to present you the new manual: Gentoo on a One-Netbook A1. This manual is intended to help user to configure Gentoo distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system for One-Netbook A1 handheld computer. Despite the fact that the manufacturer claims Linux support on the product description page, to my knowledge there is no Linux distribution, which actually supports the device out of the box. Therefore I hope that this manual will be useful for some A1 owners.

I would also like to note that there are several other Gentoo manuals available for different handheld computer:

Benchmarking OneGx1 Pro with eGPU

I connected EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FOUNDERS EDITION to One-Netbook OneGx1 Pro via the following eGPU box: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550.

Here are the main results:

  1. eGPU can improve 3D performance of OneGx1 Pro by at least 4 times.
  2. Performance of the video card inserted in the desktop is significantly higher than performance of the same card connected via eGPU box.
  3. Performance of eGPU is significantly higher when the image is displayed on an external monitor.

More benchmarks of OneGx1 Pro are availavle here.

MutantC V3 – DIY handheld computer

mutantC_V3 is an open source handhled. The schematics and 3D models are free (MIT licenced). The device is based on Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards. It’s an open platform: there is an expansion port for adding additional features like GPS or Radio.
The design of the handheld seems to be inspired by Sony UX. It includes hardware keyboard and sliding display with touchscreen.

You can find more info about this device here:

Behold the world’s most powerful handheld

One-Netbook OneGx1 Pro is not only the most powerful handheld computer in the world as of today (January of 2021). It’s also one of the most beautiful handhelds I’ve ever seen.

The device is based on Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7. P

EDIT: Readers asked why I consider OneGx1 Pro the most powerful handheld, not GPD Win3. Let me explain. According to the Indiegogo, Win3 is still a prototype and estimated shipping is "May 2021". So it’s not out for retail yet, but OneGx1 is already available for purchase.

Sharp PC-3100 floppy disk drive

Floppy disk drive for Sharp PC-3100 (CE-301F) is a very rare device. It’s quite hard to find even a decent photo of the device. Let me quote

A late Austrian Sharp user Club Magazine lists a "discounted Group order" with a Price of 8000 Austrian Schilling for the PC-3000, 10,000 Schilling for the PC-3100 (Around 20% more) and – interestingly – about 4700 Schilling for the floppy. Yes the Floppy costed more than half of the PC-3000, making it one of the most expensive floppy drives ever sold at that time… And it explains why the floppy is so rare these days. The Floppy disk drive mentioned in the PC-3000 article obviously also fits for the PC-3100.

Therefore I decided to share few high resolution photos of the disk drive.

More info on Shard PC-3100 is here.