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post Mar 19 2008, 07:03 PM
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Just a quick "hello" to the forum.

I have bought my first Zaurus from another forum member today!
I've been doing a lot of research on purchasing the best smallest computing device and settled on the Zaurus SL-C3100!

I really am blown away by all of the amazing work all the developers put in, it's all highly impressive and commendable.
All the contributors to open software are the true pioneers and revolutionaries of today.

Open software and tiny devices like this are the future.

I live in the United States in Baltimore City (most are familiar with as the backdrop of HBO's The Wire and home of delicious crab cakes) and being a fan of small Japanese electronics my entire life I wager that no Zaurus was ever sold here. I am glad to have now learned about it, albeit late, and am equally amazed at the potential of the device and how still it has yet to be matched.

Thank you for your work and I look forward to learning more over time. I will try my damndest to not be an annoying newb and continue to search and learn. ph34r.gif

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post Mar 21 2008, 04:08 PM
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Thank you everyone for your welcome and recommendations, I am looking forward to receiving my z...
This is the one I got:
Fs : Near Mint 3100 + Accessories, -= Well Cared for unit =-

Probably won't receive it before the holiday now, but hopefully next week.

InSearchOf: awesome! - I would like to eventually learn how to put pdaxrom on it in a multiboot situation but it seems a bit complex to attempt right off the bat.

ArchiMark: thanks smile.gif one thing that appealed to me about this over, say, a nokia 8X0, is the ability to utilize what everyone has already learned about the hardware overt the years since the c760.

HoloVector and stupkid: I indeed am keeping Debian on it to start. It's configured and working and that is a great way to receive it smile.gif

speculatrix and Snappy: I think we are just ahead of the curve. I'm late on this by over 2 years! This can do so much and one can only hope that will set a trend going forward for pocketable, highly configurable open platform devices. I'm happy to have learned about it.

I think that the popularity of the Z might grow actually, because now UMPCs/MIDs/etc are a growing market that the industry is finally getting behind with the Atom processor, etc.
In my search for a device the most important thing is size. I like the OQO and may get one, but the fact it's not a clamshell was crucial.
I also like the Fujitsu u1010/u810/LOOX U50XN but it's way too big for a pocket.
I think that the Zaurus is still the best choice. If the u810 was the size of the Zaurus, I would get one, as I'm sure a lot of us would.

Time to drink,
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