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the_oak
post May 4 2008, 04:55 PM
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Been following this thread some lately. Congratulations to ArchiMark for his purchase of a C3200!! I've been inspired to purchase a 1000 off eBay just 5 minutes ago (could not afford a 3200 sad.gif ).

I'm a long time 6000 user, who has had frequent bouts of envy for the clamshell style zauruses (zaurii? whatever). I don't think I'll ever give up my 6000, cause of built in WIFI, and a slightly larger display. But that clamshell form, the availability of more ROMs, and better availability of batteries makes these C series Zaurii very attractive.

Look forward to learning my way around the C1000, and see you around the C1000/C3x00 forums.

EDIT: Yes, you are nuts! But it's not your fault. The Zaurus is just so irresistible!
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post May 4 2008, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(the_oak @ May 4 2008, 05:55 PM) *
Been following this thread some lately. Congratulations to ArchiMark for his purchase of a C3200!! I've been inspired to purchase a 1000 off eBay just 5 minutes ago (could not afford a 3200 sad.gif ).

I'm a long time 6000 user, who has had frequent bouts of envy for the clamshell style zauruses (zaurii? whatever). I don't think I'll ever give up my 6000, cause of built in WIFI, and a slightly larger display. But that clamshell form, the availability of more ROMs, and better availability of batteries makes these C series Zaurii very attractive.

Look forward to learning my way around the C1000, and see you around the C1000/C3x00 forums.

EDIT: Yes, you are nuts! But it's not your fault. The Zaurus is just so irresistible!


Thanks, 'the_oak' ! and congratz to you too on your 1000 purchase....have fun with it....

Glad to know that it's OK that I'm nutz over Z's.....

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Although right now I'm struggling with getting Debian EABI re-installed on my 3200....
Taking forever to get rootfs tarball decompressed.....

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So, it goes....

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Ragnorok
post May 6 2008, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE(the_oak @ May 5 2008, 12:55 AM) *
I've been inspired to purchase a 1000 off eBay just 5 minutes ago
- Sweet!!
- I've almost got to looking for a C1k on eBay just to have a spare. Dunno when I'll be able to afford anything more, and don't want them to be "out of stock" if Hiroshi ever gives up the ghost. Alas.
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I'm a long time 6000 user...
- I sooo lusted after a 6k when they were out, but by the time I could afford one the C series was available. Couldn't resist that keyboard.
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The Zaurus is just so irresistible!
- I don't think you're nuts. You are appropriately unwilling to compromise (wink)...
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the_oak
post May 11 2008, 04:35 PM
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Well, my c1000 shipped last Monday, and according to tracking info, it may arrive here tomorrow. (on pins & needles!)

So AchiMark, what have you done so far with yours? Mine is supposed to have Cacko 1.23 already installed on it, so I guess I'll play with that a while. The suggestion to run Debian from an SD card while retaining Cacko sounds interesting. I think I'll investigate that.
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post May 12 2008, 05:26 AM
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QUOTE(the_oak @ May 11 2008, 05:35 PM) *
Well, my c1000 shipped last Monday, and according to tracking info, it may arrive here tomorrow. (on pins & needles!)

So AchiMark, what have you done so far with yours? Mine is supposed to have Cacko 1.23 already installed on it, so I guess I'll play with that a while. The suggestion to run Debian from an SD card while retaining Cacko sounds interesting. I think I'll investigate that.


Hope you got your C1000 by now, the_oak!

As for me, I've got Debian EABI running on it....excellent!!

Tried very briefly going back to pdaXii13, but just didn't feel as good me after using Debian, but that's just my take on it....YMMV.....

Have fun!

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the_oak
post May 13 2008, 07:37 AM
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Just a progress report.

Got my C1000 yesterday. Been playing with it, flashed a fresh install of Cacko 1.23, some apps, games and such. Tried out WIFI with the included Ambicom WL1100C-CF card. So far so good. It also came with a really nice PDair leather case that is obviously designed for this device. I have a 4 GB MMC Plus card bought off newegg, which works well (at least formatted fat32) using the 2 GB SD driver here: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?act=at...ost&id=2301 that was mentioned in this thread: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...t=0&start=0 . Next I need to find a better libSDL, and try formatting the 4 GB MMC Plus card as ext2. But I should go to the c1000/C3XX0 forums for that.

Thanks to ArchiMarcK for inspiring this! And Thanks also for other posters' input.

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post May 21 2008, 09:06 PM
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Ah, this is just the thread I've been looking for!

I've owned a Palm Zire 71, a Zaurus 5500, 860 and now a 3200. I liked the 860 the most, but wanted more storage! Now I find myself with a bit of a dilemma: do I make the jump off the Zaurus ship to a N810, or do I try to make my Zaurus fit my needs a little better? I've been running pdaXii for a while now, it's great in how many things you can do with it but I find myself wishing it would load up faster! Another thing I find myself needing now is PIM applications.

When I first started using Zaurii I was a full time student, and "party at Kyle's" isn't that hard to remember. Now I am a systems administrator (!) and find that I need to take notes, keep track of meetings, etc. My round about post leads to this question: What's the best choice for a fast loading PDA that will also store and play music, as well as doing SSH? Should I switch to Cacko or Angstrom, or just setup pdaXrom to run mostly off flash?
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post May 22 2008, 08:25 AM
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If you really want PIM stuff, the N810 probably isn't any better of a choice than the Z.

Any distro will load almost instantly (assuming you just suspend and don't actually shut down). Angstrom is nice*, and has similar capabilities as pdaX (different quirks, perhaps fewer, and more up-to-date).

*GPE and Opie are lousy IMO, so you kind of need to build your own image if you want a straight-up X11 environment (by that I mean with a "standard" environment, like Xfce or Fluxbox or IceWM) . So long as you have a Linux box with some free space, it's mostly painless (and simple).
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post May 22 2008, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, I've been leaning toward using Angstrom. PdaXii13 does work, but it is a dead project. I think that Angstrom will fit the bill for most of what I do. PdaXrom is better for games, but I just don't have time for that these days. Debian and Ubuntu need some work still. So, Angstrom seems like a good choice.
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post May 22 2008, 09:49 AM
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QUOTE(stupkid @ May 22 2008, 06:10 PM) *
Yeah, I've been leaning toward using Angstrom. PdaXii13 does work, but it is a dead project. I think that Angstrom will fit the bill for most of what I do. PdaXrom is better for games, but I just don't have time for that these days. Debian and Ubuntu need some work still. So, Angstrom seems like a good choice.


you missed off android. ok, that's not ready either. yeah, angstrom works well enough to be useable.
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post May 22 2008, 10:01 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 22 2008, 12:25 PM) *
If you really want PIM stuff, the N810 probably isn't any better of a choice than the Z.

Any distro will load almost instantly (assuming you just suspend and don't actually shut down). Angstrom is nice*, and has similar capabilities as pdaX (different quirks, perhaps fewer, and more up-to-date).

*GPE and Opie are lousy IMO, so you kind of need to build your own image if you want a straight-up X11 environment (by that I mean with a "standard" environment, like Xfce or Fluxbox or IceWM) . So long as you have a Linux box with some free space, it's mostly painless (and simple).


I have a very nice T61p laptop for X, I just need SSH, media playing and PIM, really. I suppose I've just come to perceive my 3200 as slower than the 860 because of the hard drive, so really my goal should be more keeping everything I can on flash than complaining about resume times! It looks to me on first glance that Angstrom is as dead as pdaXrom, am I just looking at the wrong site?
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post May 22 2008, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE(conundrum @ May 22 2008, 07:01 PM) *
looks to me on first glance that Angstrom is as dead as pdaXrom, am I just looking at the wrong site?


angstrom people hang out on their mailing list. I'm only on their users mailing list, not their devs, but there's a good group of people willing to help.
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post May 22 2008, 01:16 PM
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Yeah. As unfriendly as they (or some of them) may appear on the forums, they're quite nice and helpful on the mailing list.
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post May 22 2008, 06:22 PM
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I poked into their download directory, I saw at the top "2007.12" but didn't bother to note the modified date! laugh.gif

I'm quite used to flashing my Zaurus, I think the 5500 was the hardest from a physical point of view. wink.gif
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