Re: [NTLK] Newton Ponderings

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Mon Dec 20 2004 - 07:13:22 PST

I3enedek Gergely wrote:

> Why cant older Newtons not run the last incarnation of the Newton OS
> (2.1)
> Is it due to RAM or something specific to the StrongARM they use or the
> PCMCIA chipset used?

1x0 and earlier Newtons use a different architecture than later-model (2x00,
eMate) Newtons.

The main change is a switch in the main chipset from 'Runt' (the original) to
'Voyager' (the update).

Older models have little DRAM and Flash too.

This is a *very* high-level view of the reasons...

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