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Old 12-31-2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Zaurus vs Ipaq 38000 with linux...

Hi friends!
I want to buy a handheld with Linux and I'm very confused about buy a Zaurus 5500 or buy a ipaq 38000 and change the OS to Linux. Both have 64MB RAM, processor speed and 65K colours display, but I need help to decide which one is better working with Linux. Someone can give me a hand about which one is better? Some tech difference or usability that make me choice either Zaurus or ipaq?
Thanks in advance guys!.
Old 01-01-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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i dont know, but i have a zaurus and it is delightful.
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I'm probably biased on this too, but here's my suggestion.

Get the Zaurus. for a lot of reasons. Here's three quick ones.....
-built-in keyboard is more useful than you may initially think, especially for the Linux console.
-has both CF and SD slots. (wireless card + 256 MB of storage with no bulky expansion sled)
-it's VERY easy to flash the ROM for OS upgrades/changes (I recommend Open Zaurus (OZ))

of course there are downsides to everything. the only real major one I find with the Z is battery life, especially when using a wireless card. However the battery is replacable, so buying a spare is not unreasonable.

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