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Capn_Fish
post Jan 24 2008, 04:55 AM
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I'd argue for a couple of reasons:

-It's not built portably (That may be incorrect terminology, I mean Debian has builds for ARM, x86, x86-64, SPARC, etc.)
-It's heavier (Even Xubuntu wants more RAM than the Z has)
-Debian already works
-Many of Ubuntu's good sides (easy config, etc.) could be lost in moving to non-standard systems and a new arch.

That's not to say Ubuntu in the Z wouldn't be cool smile.gif
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post Jan 24 2008, 06:43 AM
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ok, maybe I understand wrongly, but ubuntu is basically a distro using all the debian technology, only it forgoes some of the purist open-source-only rules and also tries to be closer to the leading edge than debian's stability-at-all-costs model. however, you can choose debian-testing and debian-unstable and the (secret) mega unstable version if you wish. However, ubuntu packages have diverged somewhat so you can't mix and match without care.

anyway, my point is that if you have debian working, isn't it better to concentrate zaurus users' efforts onto one distro rather than yet another? the community is already fragmented too much sad.gif
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post Jan 24 2008, 06:58 AM
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Was reading through the posts and saw my own in May last year and thought how the eeepc and other UMPCs actually did fill that price range. smile.gif

Of late I find myself using the Z lesser and the Koh more as a desktop than a umpc. Maybe I'm just getting too busy or maybe I'm just getting old! sad.gif ... ... ubuntu on Zaurus would be nice if it can be as fast as cacko. I'm still on cacko for my z mainly becos it just works and I just don't have the time (or patience) to troubleshoot things these days. tongue.gif

So if ubuntu works as well on the z as it does on the notebook/pc, I say bring it on! smile.gif Otherwise it is just a pipe dream and yes, another sinkhole that will split the already spread-thin z users.

PS: I just fixed one of my notebook. It's working great with xubuntu after vista proved to be nothing impressive. smile.gif
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jpmatrix
post Jan 24 2008, 07:33 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 24 2008, 03:43 PM) *
anyway, my point is that if you have debian working, isn't it better to concentrate zaurus users' efforts onto one distro rather than yet another? the community is already fragmented too much sad.gif


yeah you're right... these days some terrible devices are out which make all zaurus owners ask theirselves if they should sell their zaurus or not : eee for example wink.gif so ubuntu would only be a proof of concept that our zaurus is a great device wink.gif
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post Mar 10 2008, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE(Snappy @ Jan 24 2008, 02:58 PM) *
I'm still on cacko for my z mainly becos it just works and I just don't have the time (or patience) to troubleshoot things these days. :P
- Ding ding ding!

- I use Cacko because it just works ... I've tried many a distro over the years but nary a one of them has been as rock-solid stable and plain usable as Cacko. I haven't tried Debian because I'm under the impression it's not really a viable option without a hard drive, which I don't have. (shrug)

- Not that I think anyone shouldn't develop whatever they like! The primary reason I got into the Zaurus line is because of the very flexibility that allows me to do pretty much whatever I feel like with the thing. The fact that this teeny tiny thing the size of a Tarot deck comes bundled with all that sheer potential is simply mind-boggling. I highly applaud those many developers who find the time to do this stuff; my primary limitation is time, which is why the Z has to just work, for me. During those odds snippets where I have a weekend to spare I often try out some distro to see where it is, because I have faith that one day I will find something to replace Cacko.

- But from what I've read on this thread Ubuntu wouldn't do well on the Z, if it's "heavy Debian". I only just put Ubuntu on two boxen here and it's not encouraging that one doesn't have X and the other tossed a hard drive during the final reboot! But I digress (giggle)...
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