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macwiz
post Feb 15 2007, 04:37 PM
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Hi

Here I am again wondering what to do with my Z. So much promise and really a bit of a non-event.

I have gone through sharp, OZ, pdaxrom, cacko, and recently pdaxqtrom, and annoyingly I have not found what I'm looking for.

I don't (better say this) want to undermine the multitude of hours spent by you coders pushing your various envelopes... It's great to be able to try new stuff. I have had fun trying things. But really at the end of the day the Z still doesn't do what we all know it can.

What I want; coz I know it can, and it would, if I could, but I cant:

1) PIM apps that work... alarms, wake from suspend, that APM thing, just like everybody else's PDA... why I left pdaxrom.

2) Fully fledged office apps, not crappy Hancom, OOO would be nice but Abiword + Gnumeric are great; but I need X11 for them, right?

3) Firefox so I can share bookmarks with my desktop. And so what I see on my Z is plausibly close to what I would see on my desktop.

4) Rox so I can navigate and change my filesystem via a GUI. Really ROX is brilliant. Again X11. Why is there still no OPIE/Sharp/OZ/Cacko (whatever) ROX?

5) Stuff that happens nice and quick (reflash back to Cacko after pdaxrom, and what a revelation).

Jeez. I have had my 860 for a couple of years now, and I still am not happy because it still doesn't do what I want. I think the above list is a pretty good benchmark for an (get this) non-programmer type user. Can someone tell me there is something out there that does this - er, out of the box? - without having to install X on top of Y on top of Z.

Sorry for the rant, and as I am a non programmer I am just an end-user. And I am sorry if your latest version of whatever does all the above and somehow I missed it - tell me - but hey ho despite the above I remain convinced that the Z is remarkable.

Best wishes
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post Feb 15 2007, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE(macwiz @ Feb 16 2007, 10:37 AM)
Hi

Here I am again wondering what to do with my Z. So much promise and really a bit of a non-event.

I have gone through sharp, OZ, pdaxrom, cacko, and recently pdaxqtrom, and annoyingly I have not found what I'm looking for.

I don't (better say this) want to undermine the multitude of hours spent by you coders pushing your various envelopes... It's great to be able to try new stuff. I have had fun trying things. But really at the end of the day the Z still doesn't do what we all know it can.

What I want; coz I know it can, and it would, if I could, but I cant:

1) PIM apps that work... alarms, wake from suspend, that APM thing, just like everybody else's PDA... why I left pdaxrom.

2) Fully fledged office apps, not crappy Hancom, OOO would be nice but Abiword + Gnumeric are great; but I need X11 for them, right?

3) Firefox so I can share bookmarks with my desktop. And so what I see on my Z is plausibly close to what I would see on my desktop.

4) Rox so I can navigate and change my filesystem via a GUI. Really ROX is brilliant. Again X11. Why is there still no OPIE/Sharp/OZ/Cacko (whatever) ROX?

5) Stuff that happens nice and quick (reflash back to Cacko after pdaxrom, and what a revelation).

Jeez. I have had my 860 for a couple of years now, and I still am not happy because it still doesn't do what I want. I think the above list is a pretty good benchmark for an (get this) non-programmer type user. Can someone tell me there is something out there that does this - er, out of the box? - without having to install X on top of Y on top of Z.

Sorry for the rant, and as I am a non programmer I am just an end-user. And I am sorry if your latest version of whatever does all the above and somehow I missed it - tell me - but hey ho despite the above I remain convinced that the Z is remarkable.

Best wishes
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you need an iZaurus, ie the shiny white SL-C3000 running pdaXii13. it does everything you want ...
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:25 AM
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Meanie, if I had that Zaurus, what ROM would I be running on it?
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post Feb 16 2007, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE(macwiz @ Feb 17 2007, 03:25 AM)
Meanie, if I had that Zaurus, what ROM would I be running on it?
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you wont be running a ROM but a distro which is pdaXii13
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post Feb 16 2007, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE(Meanie @ Feb 16 2007, 10:00 PM)
QUOTE(macwiz @ Feb 17 2007, 03:25 AM)
Meanie, if I had that Zaurus, what ROM would I be running on it?
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you wont be running a ROM but a distro which is pdaXii13
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OK. Could you recommend a route for those of us not able to splash out on yet another gadget? My original point being that having tried a number of ROMs on my c860 I find that none of them fulfil my basic needs - as mentioned - which is a pity as the hardware is certainly capable of it.

BTW, the reason I am discussing this here is because of pleas above (from koen) asking for what folks are after, so my tupenny worth, and because it started with a c860. Think I probably need to refamiliarize myself with the whole thread, including some of your earlier contributions.

Thanks
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