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> New To Zaurus - Need To Sync, Syncing SL-5500 to Ubuntu
post Jan 17 2006, 07:56 PM
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Hey guys and gals. I just recieved my new pda in the mail today. I got a Zaurus SL-5500. I also use Ubuntu on my home PC (as well as a very small partition for Win XP for those 1 or 2 things that I haven't figured out how to run in Linux wink.gif ).
I'm not quite sure how to best utilize my new pda. I came from a Dell Axim X3 (don't worry, it was free) and a Palm m100 before that. I know that the 5500 uses a Linux OS...but that's about it. From reading up on some stuff on the net, it seems like there a bit of customization that can be done, same as my PC Linux OS. Am I right in assuming that?
Also, I'm trying to figure out how to sync my pda to Ubuntu so that I can xfer info and backup my data. Any help as far as programs, links to how-to's, or any other tips would be awesome.
My specs are: 2.6 MHz Pentium , 256 Mb RAM, cable modem, Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger 5.10
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post Jan 18 2006, 06:52 PM
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The zaurus has an installation program (add/remove software) so you don't *need* to install the sharp pc apps. If you're going to sync using a flash card, you can also install packages from there too. Add the ipkgs to the card and put the card in the zaurus. When you startup the add/remove software, you will be able to choose the packages on the card to install.
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