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Old 01-17-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA good or not


Hi all,
i Planned to buy Sharp Zaurus linux pda(SL-C860). But whether i dunno whether is good one which i choosed or anything better than this, please suggest me about Linux pda. Bcs i heard some countries stopped manufacturing and services, is it bcs of linux pda linux or something else. Make clear out of this


Thanx in advance,

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Old 01-17-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with that model, but I've been quite happy with my Zaurus SL-5500. One of the best things about Zaurus, IMHO, is the fairly good community of support and software, including OpenZaurus, which I use on mine. There are lots of other Linux PDAs to choose from, though.

I don't know anything about manufacturing of Linux PDAs being stopped, though. Seems more like they're gaining popularity, if anything.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Hello
Thanks a lot !, still i am bit confusion to buy a linux pda, bcs people said in european countries stopped their supports and services.
Is Zauraus SL-5500 is working without any problem if we install new softwares in this pda ?.
Bcs a lot of appls we have to develop ourself for it, so is it ok for this cases or how do feel about with ur model, please explain ur experience with SL-5500 , if u have time

thanks,

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Old 01-17-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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I have no idea about developing your own applications for the Zaurus (if that's what you're asking), since I haven't done any of that. There's already a huge amount of software freely available for it, so I haven't found any need to develop any of my own.

Like any computing device, it occasionally has problems, yeah. Some of the software is a little buggy, but for day-to-day use it's fine. I use it for an address book and shopping list mostly, and have played around somewhat with its networking capability and a variety of other software like drawing programs and MP3 players. It's fun if you want to have a Linux shell on the go. You can even get a gcc compiler for it.

The Linux community is so pervasive, I can't imagine how there could possibly be a lack of "supports and services" in Europe or anywhere else. Sharp may not provide support there; I don't know. But once you have the Zaurus, you can find out how to do just about anything by joining the community of existing Zaurus enthusiasts.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot !, i should wait some days to buy sharp linux pda.

Thanks for ur information

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