OK now you've got me thinking...
I might just buy one of these during this deal. The question is what software would we WANT on such a device?
I have an Vehicle log book application (Velobo) that I've written and use on my handheld linux PDA. I'm thinking it would be just as nice on that device. I would have to change from using Qt to Gtk but it's already written in Python and uses Sqlite3 for a DB backend. My app logs refueling and maintenance. It already has all of the scheduled service entered in from the manual for a DL650 and a DRZ400s.
Simple tools shouldn't be that difficult to create. Something like GPS mapping software would be great, but probably unlikely. Being able to download from a Garmin probably isn't out of the question. Anything that can be done with gpsbabel should be possible.
It would be a win for me if it could view PDF manuals, browse the web, get and send email, and allow me to program in python. The only trip I've taken that was long enough to consider taking a laptop was my 10 days tour of Nova Scotia 2up. I did have my pda with me, but I'm not sure I had room for even this little laptop??
DL650K6, MadStad adj shield, Givi e45 & e36, gpsmap 76CSx, Pat Walsh skid plate & bars, Sargent seat
[URL="http://www.sr.unh.edu/~rea/stromtrooper/2007/Strom_Range.png"]My 2007 Range map[/URL]