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ScottYelich
post Mar 12 2008, 11:15 AM
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Bah, I wasn't trying to say that the iPhone is
*better* than the Z or whatever. I liked the Z,
but the support just evaporated. It had such
potential, but now mine has been a paper weight
for over a year.

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ecc_hy
post Mar 12 2008, 10:49 PM
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zaurus is total different with iphone.
iphone is modern, suitable for end user, supported by commercial company now.

As a linuxer, those advantages of iphone is not the whole world.

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Martin
post Mar 12 2008, 11:04 PM
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Hi :-)

QUOTE(ecc_hy @ Mar 13 2008, 07:49 AM) *
zaurus is total different with iphone.
iphone is modern, suitable for end user, supported by commercial company now.

As a linuxer, those advantages of iphone is not the whole world.


I agree :-) ...

iPhone is nice and pretty ... but closed (source) and bundled (with itune) ... I buy my CDs DVDs in store NO download !

my c860 is open and I like to develope on / for it ... have alternate free software ... no bundling with closed access

Martin

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post Mar 13 2008, 07:01 AM
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QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 12 2008, 12:15 PM) *
Bah, I wasn't trying to say that the iPhone is
*better* than the Z or whatever. I liked the Z,
but the support just evaporated. It had such
potential, but now mine has been a paper weight
for over a year.

Scott


Scott, what 'support just evaporated'???

Never knew that there was really any 'support' for the Z's other than this community here...

Unless you live in Japan....

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BarryW
post Mar 13 2008, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE(Martin @ Mar 12 2008, 10:04 PM) *
Hi :-)

QUOTE(ecc_hy @ Mar 13 2008, 07:49 AM) *
zaurus is total different with iphone.
iphone is modern, suitable for end user, supported by commercial company now.

As a linuxer, those advantages of iphone is not the whole world.


I agree :-) ...

iPhone is nice and pretty ... but closed (source) and bundled (with itune) ... I buy my CDs DVDs in store NO download !

my c860 is open and I like to develope on / for it ... have alternate free software ... no bundling with closed access

Martin



Out of the 379.28 Gigs of data in my iTunes library, I'd say that only 100 Gigs was bought off the store. Most of that is tv shows my wife watches. The rest was ripped from my cd collection. Closed source isn't always bad. Show me a fully open source cell phone. The openmoko isn't even completely open.
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post Mar 13 2008, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 12 2008, 11:15 AM) *
Bah, I wasn't trying to say that the iPhone is
*better* than the Z or whatever. I liked the Z,
but the support just evaporated. It had such
potential, but now mine has been a paper weight
for over a year.

Scott

I actually get more use out of mine than I ever had. iphone seems nifty, but I'm not sure it would work for me-I really need a keyboard. I think probably if there is a Z alt. it is the eeepc.
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ScottYelich
post Mar 13 2008, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 13 2008, 11:01 AM) *
QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 12 2008, 12:15 PM) *

but the support just evaporated. It had such
potential, but now mine has been a paper weight
for over a year.

Scott


Scott, what 'support just evaporated'???

Never knew that there was really any 'support' for the Z's other than this community here...

Unless you live in Japan....

wink.gif


What I mean is -- this place use to be hoppin' ... two pages of threads with updates almost
daily. New software quite often -- things current... things that worked.

Scott



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ScottYelich
post Mar 13 2008, 05:29 PM
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I know we're offtopic... but at least there's activity!

Barry -- Ya. Look at the android stuff. All the recommendations
for programming on it are like anti-best-practices. It's sad.
Android has potential -- but the iPhone is out there.


The pope recently released a list of new items that are considered
sins and I guess I'm going straight to hell because programming
in Objective-C++ was right at the top of the list.

Anyway, I like the zaurus form factor and keyboard. I looked
at a lifebook, but the keyboard was just unusable. I wish sharp
would come out with the next generation PDA, but I'm not
holding my breath. We seem to be in a phase of incremental
improvements, and sooner or later there will be a big enough
jump that a PDA will look good again, vs a phone... but phones
are where the action is going to be for quite some time now.

Scott

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post Mar 13 2008, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 13 2008, 06:29 PM) *
I know we're offtopic... but at least there's activity!


FWIW the Z along with pdaxii13 fits my needs at work perfectly. I use a spreadsheet to input data on my feet on a daily basis. The Z just works for me. Linux runs on it. It has a nice thumb keyboard. It is small enough to carry around all the time at work. Gnumeric works without a hitch. Bingo. I have yet to see another device that combines linux, a nice small screen and a good keyboard the way the Z does.

When there was more activity on the boards two years ago the system wasn't as mature and didn't work as well, so more activity is not necessarily a sign of a successful system. wink.gif
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post Mar 13 2008, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE(apink @ Mar 13 2008, 07:17 PM) *
QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 13 2008, 06:29 PM) *
I know we're offtopic... but at least there's activity!


FWIW the Z along with pdaxii13 fits my needs at work perfectly. I use a spreadsheet to input data on my feet on a daily basis. The Z just works for me. Linux runs on it. It has a nice thumb keyboard. It is small enough to carry around all the time at work. Gnumeric works without a hitch. Bingo. I have yet to see another device that combines linux, a nice small screen and a good keyboard the way the Z does.

When there was more activity on the boards two years ago the system wasn't as mature and didn't work as well, so more activity is not necessarily a sign of a successful system. wink.gif

Good point-- a lot of the posts 2 years go went either: "How do I (some seemingly simple thing)" or "Holy Crap! what just happened?- and how do I fix it?"
Now my Z with a (free with my plan) krzr does all sorts of useful things without a problem--it also does silly stuff just cuz it can.
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post Mar 31 2008, 02:55 PM
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Was reading through the PdaXng site this afternoon. This sounds fantastic. I'm dying to see the 1st beta downloads.
I got to the site reading through Meanie's 'distros' page...kinda thinking about doing a cacko/debian dualboot and maybe adding XQT/Etch for extra browser functionality.

EDIT:
I was interrupted and posted without reading. What I was trying to say was that I had it in mind to try a cacko/Debian Dualboot..possibly including a different debian/XQT for firefox under cacko- which was why I had been reading meanie's 'distros' page. Looking at pdaxng again got me curious. Any news?
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post May 21 2008, 04:05 AM
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Hi,

Does anyone know if this is being worked on?
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post May 21 2008, 07:48 AM
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QUOTE(axeTail @ May 21 2008, 07:05 AM) *
Hi,

Does anyone know if this is being worked on?

I haven't heard anything about but then again I'm not a dev. Personally, I think it is unlikely that it is being worked on since InSearchOf refers to himself as the retired lead developer of pdaXrom and Sash and Meanie are MIA. No, I would say pdaXng is either in a deep coma or dead. sad.gif
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Martin
post May 21 2008, 08:46 AM
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Hi :-)
I ask via PM ... (please don't reask, they are on heavy work!) ...

They are doing a complete rebuild on pdaXrom (V2.0.0) on a newer 2.6.xx kernel ... kernel work done by maybe 90% ... I don't know how far is GUI! THey said that if it is going to Beta state there will be an announce on the projects homepage ... Hope to get it soon because angstoem-distribution.org is getting really fine :-)

Please GoOn pdaXrom ...

Thanks to devs for their hard work !
Martin
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post May 21 2008, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE(Martin @ May 21 2008, 06:46 PM) *
Hi :-)
I ask via PM ... (please don't reask, they are on heavy work!) ...

They are doing a complete rebuild on pdaXrom (V2.0.0) on a newer 2.6.xx kernel ... kernel work done by maybe 90% ... I don't know how far is GUI! THey said that if it is going to Beta state there will be an announce on the projects homepage ... Hope to get it soon because angstoem-distribution.org is getting really fine :-)

Please GoOn pdaXrom ...

Thanks to devs for their hard work !
Martin


Thanks for the info but who is working on this stuff?
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