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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

-espi
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post May 7 2008, 08:09 PM
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I've had quite an interesting experience getting started with the C3100. I've gained much from all of the community--especially the members of this site and forum. I hope everyone is making it through this crazy life with triumph.

My awesome all black c3100 basically sat as a $400 paperweight for the whole month of April, not having a chance to get an OS onto it. (Came with debian and I'll post on how a GDM flag setting made it unbootable for me).

Tonight, I finally am in, completing my first ROM install with PDAxII13, and it is tight as hell. I'm really happy to finally have this working and it's awesome.

I finally am able to use this in a few of the ways I was hoping to, making the unit already exceed its value with the applications bundled in the Full distro. One in particular is xjournal which is one of the best pieces of software I have ever used on a handheld. I take notes and draw on little scraps of paper all the time and never have had the use of any stylus/pen unit before (save for a Wacom Intuos2 9x12). I basically blew my college wad on the "first ever 17-inch notebook" (1Ghz G4 Powerbook, $3300 at the time, ouch) and never had a pda of any sort despite keeping up on the latest palms, winmobiles, iPh(cl)ones. The unencumbered customization is most attractive in the zaurus, making it the choice.

My initial two problems to remedy are inability to function after waking from sleep and asking for the date and panel managers every bootup. Leads me to believe that there is a dead "cmos" battery I suspect is on the top of the unit behind that soft rubber slot I haven't poked out. "...soft rubber slot I haven't poked out..." Noyce.

I'll be busy figuring the zaurus out, very happy to have it up and running.
Cheers, -es
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