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.
    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
  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?

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


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

    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).

    Jeffrey Silverman, Sep 11, 2003
  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
  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
  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
  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
  10. look into POSE - you run the emulator on your desktop, and debug that
    way, not on a live palm.


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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
  12. Chris Fowler

    ff Guest

    Um... is a health care provider. I don't think they make
    the Zaurus. Go to
    ff, Sep 13, 2003
  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
  14. Yep, thx for your heads up...But it doesn't change anything:

    The site is running Microsoft-IIS/5.0 on Windows 2000.
    Michael Heiming, Sep 13, 2003
  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 running? Anything else?
    ff, Sep 18, 2003
  16. Why don't you look it up yourself?

    The site 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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