Zaurus

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Chris Fowler, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Not here, but I never looked to hard, since I like to choose every piece
    of hw that's in the system and perhaps I have parts flying around, which
    can be reused.
    LOL...
     
    Michael Heiming, Sep 11, 2003
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  2. Here in the US, there are quite a few vendors that sell PC's
    with Linux pre-installed. There are also lots of local shops
    that put together systems to order: They've got a selection of
    mainboards, video boards, drives, cases etc. You pick one from
    each column then click "order". You go pick up your machine a
    couple days later.

    That way you get to specify exactly what components are used,
    and it's usually cheaper than doing it yourself.

    If you want absolute low-end (<= $300), you can even buy a PC
    with either Lindows or with no OS from Wall-Mart.
     
    Grant Edwards, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. Yep, something like this is possible here too, but I like to
    put things together, I know it's done probably then and it's
    only every few years I'm going to get a new box.
    Thx, but I like more "high-end" branded hardware. Life is short
    enough, so why waste your time with cheapo/crappy or otherwise
    unreliable hw.
    ;)
     
    Michael Heiming, Sep 11, 2003
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  4. What desktop OS do you use?
    If you use Linux as a desktop, how has syncing the Zaurus with your
    desktoip been? Have you tried it?

    Thanks...
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
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  5. On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:17:05 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:

    <snip!>

    I bought my workstation from PogoLinux. They seem like a fine company to
    me.

    One point, though... Y'alls seem to have *really* gotten off topic and not
    really described the Zaurus at all. *HAS* anyone in this thread actually
    used a Zaurus?? How has the experience been?

    I've seen mixed reviews of the love-it or hate-it variety, with no real
    middle ground.

    So...who loves it (Zaurus) and who hates it and why?

    'cause *I* really want one. Should I wait until the next incarnation? Or
    is the 5500 good enough right now? (The 5600 seems a bit pricey for little
    added benefit over the 5500).

    Thanks
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
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  6. Mine 5500 should arrive tomorrow...

    Many of the opinions I've read actually consider the 5500 to be
    a better machine due to it having double the RAM of the 5600.
    CPU speed doesn't matter when you're out of memory. ;)
     
    Grant Edwards, Sep 11, 2003
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  7. <snip!>

    Great. Use it for a week or two and post an opinion on it, if you have the
    gumption. That's be great.

    I'm dying to get one, but I don't want it if it is too much hassle, too
    buggy, won't sync with RHL9, etc. etc. I currently have a Palm m500 and
    frankly, it does everything I need a PDA to do. The Zaurus is really a
    full fledged computer in handheld form. And that is why I'm dying to get
    it :)

    blah blah blah i'm beginning to ramble, sorry, but that's how I get when there is
    some cool new gizmo that I really want, or when I talk about Linux, or the
    Mini cooper. ahhh...
     
    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
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  8. Chris Fowler

    Chris Fowler Guest

    My concern witht the Zaurus is that it seems no body is selling them
    at the local stores. I have an Agenda VR3. What is that worth to
    me now. The reaon I'm looking at the Zaurus us because I have some
    Palm Programming to do and I do not want to do it on a Palm :). I've
    been coding under UNIX for a very long time so the Liunx PDA will
    feel natural and save me so many programming hours.
     
    Chris Fowler, Sep 12, 2003
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  9. Odd, I've been using a palm since the 3c shipped, and I don't think
    I've crashed it more than a dozen times (usually with my own code).
    You may have a defective unit.

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    Michael W. Cocke, Sep 12, 2003
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  10. look into POSE - you run the emulator on your desktop, and debug that
    way, not on a live palm.

    Mike-

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    Michael W. Cocke, Sep 12, 2003
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  11. Chris Fowler

    Mauriat Guest

    The latest Qtopia desktop in Windows 2000 works perfectly.
    I can get qtopia-desktop-1.7.0-1rh9.i386.rpm in Redhat9 to run
    correctly. Here's the weird thing. The Zaurus is detected in RH as an
    CDC Ethernet Device. Setting an IP to it, I can access it, but it WON'T
    sync with the Qtopia app. I haven't got it to work correctly as a USB
    device in RH which is the only way I can get it to work in Windows.

    I haven't done enough testing since I only got the RPM to properly
    install only recently.
     
    Mauriat, Sep 12, 2003
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  12. Chris Fowler

    ff Guest

    Um... www.sharp.com is a health care provider. I don't think they make
    the Zaurus. Go to sharp-usa.com
     
    ff, Sep 13, 2003
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  13. Chris Fowler

    ff Guest

    The 5500 is your best bang for the buck. And you can *get the latest
    ROM* image. It's the same code that the 5600 uses. It's the best of both
    worlds. Also, get 128MB of SD so you can use a wireless card. Keep your
    data on the SD card and you're set.

    I love it because I have had few apps that I couldn't compile and run on
    it. Also, I can cross compile on my x86 laptop and just scp the code
    over to the Z.

    If you use linux, the Z is the way to go.

    I have used a Palm V for years and now have a Z and a Visor 270. I still
    prefer the Visor for some of the apps I run all the time, but I can't
    put away the Z because of all that I can do with it. It's so much easier
    to get code installed on the Z than the Palm because I can go to
    Sourceforge or Freshmeat and try code from there and get running code
    days before I can do the same on the PalmOS.
     
    ff, Sep 13, 2003
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  14. Yep, thx for your heads up...But it doesn't change anything:

    The site www.sharp-usa.com is running Microsoft-IIS/5.0 on Windows 2000.
     
    Michael Heiming, Sep 13, 2003
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  15. Chris Fowler

    ff Guest

    Oh, I see. You think we should be running our web site on a Zaurus. Is
    that your point? What is www.zaurus.com running? Anything else?
     
    ff, Sep 18, 2003
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  16. Why don't you look it up yourself?

    The site www.zaurus.com is running Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux)
    mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b PHP/4.1.2 on Linux.
     
    Michael Heiming, Sep 18, 2003
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