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espi
post Sep 2 2008, 11:13 AM
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Most of you have likely heard of this thing, but I'm really starting to become interested in it.

http://openpandora.org/

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ArchiMark
post Dec 5 2008, 12:23 PM
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Hey kids, just received the infamous refund/re-order email regarding Pandora...

If I re-order this will be the 3rd time!

First time PayPal, that got refunded for some reason, so paid again with credit card and now that's being refunded....

While I do understand that it's not really the Pandora people's fault, it does seem excessively complicated....

Anyway, now that I have a chance to either go or no go on this lil' guy, I'm really debating whether or not to re-order.

One reason for my hesitation is that I really don't need or would use the Pandora as a portable gaming machine, just don't have the time for that given my work schedule...

So, my main reason for buying if I do, is as more of a scaled up Zaurus replacement. Specifically, I'd want Pandora to be similar to the last setup I had on the 3200 I just sold. I put Debian/LXDE on it per the forums here and could use Zaurus like a very small linux laptop in terms of apps...

Now, I know that from Pandora forums that I should in principle be able to do the same kind of thing on it, but I realize that given the ARM cpu I'll be very dependent upon a small group of hacksters to put out a workable distro/apps to do this. And given the Pandora dev community on games, I wonder if I'd end up with the setup that I want...

Also, concerned that while the display and keyboard on the Pandora are larger than the 3200, they're not that big and thus wonder how usable it will be for my purposes....

So, anyone here want to take a stab at convincing me that I should re-order?

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espi   Pandora Is Starting To Really Interest Me   Sep 2 2008, 11:13 AM
Capn_Fish   I'd get one if: -It had a better (eg, higher-...   Sep 2 2008, 12:29 PM
espi   From what I can tell it can run Ubuntu and it seem...   Sep 2 2008, 12:47 PM
Capn_Fish   Somehow I thought it had a 400x240 or 320x240 scre...   Sep 2 2008, 04:24 PM
Chero   Just check out the videos on the blog page. I thi...   Sep 2 2008, 10:17 PM
desertrat   It seems like they've toned down the keyboard ...   Sep 3 2008, 04:47 PM
pelrun   Damn, I think I might be sold - held off on the gp...   Sep 3 2008, 06:01 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm actually sort of hoping to ditch my N810 f...   Sep 3 2008, 06:20 PM
harvell   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 3 2008, 07:20 PM) I...   Sep 3 2008, 08:27 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(harvell @ Sep 3 2008, 11:27 PM) QUO...   Sep 4 2008, 03:35 AM
Cresho   This Looks Interesting!   Sep 4 2008, 02:12 AM
matthis   if only it had no joysticks and more keys instead....   Sep 9 2008, 02:02 AM
RX Shorty   Well also want it, but it takes some while to fini...   Sep 9 2008, 05:57 AM
barmalei   Sooo... The pre-order sites are up. Anyone is goin...   Sep 30 2008, 11:48 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(barmalei @ Sep 30 2008, 07:48 PM) S...   Sep 30 2008, 12:13 PM
relapse808   they have Ubuntu running on it now. http://www.ha...   Sep 30 2008, 12:40 PM
canguy247   QUOTE(relapse808 @ Sep 30 2008, 04:40 PM)...   Sep 30 2008, 03:15 PM
Capn_Fish   I got one in too! We're among the .000000...   Sep 30 2008, 05:12 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 30 2008, 09:12 PM) ...   Sep 30 2008, 05:36 PM
ArchiMark   I tried to pre-order one, but I couldn't get P...   Sep 30 2008, 05:20 PM
Chero   I ordered one as well . I'm pretty sure it ...   Oct 1 2008, 11:01 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Chero @ Oct 1 2008, 12:01 PM) I ord...   Oct 1 2008, 02:22 PM
chyang   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 06:22 AM) Q...   Oct 2 2008, 12:48 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(chyang @ Oct 2 2008, 01:48 AM) Does...   Oct 2 2008, 04:54 AM
chyang   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 08:54 PM) Q...   Oct 2 2008, 05:43 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(chyang @ Oct 2 2008, 06:43 AM) Than...   Oct 2 2008, 05:41 PM
Chero   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Oct 2 2008, 12:22 AM) A...   Oct 2 2008, 10:03 AM
Capn_Fish   It supports worldwide ordering (IIRC that's wh...   Oct 2 2008, 03:45 AM
chyang   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 2 2008, 07:45 PM) I...   Oct 2 2008, 05:40 AM
pelrun   Oh dear, I seem to have preordered it too - going ...   Oct 2 2008, 04:01 PM
espi   Wow, I've started a real topic and am just get...   Oct 3 2008, 02:29 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm sure everybody will hear about how the Pan...   Oct 3 2008, 07:33 PM
speculatrix   if only it had a better keyboard, it makes it seem...   Oct 4 2008, 01:24 AM
Chero   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 4 2008, 10:24 AM)...   Oct 30 2008, 12:51 PM
Capn_Fish   I don't care what people call it. It runs Linu...   Oct 30 2008, 01:00 PM
ArchiMark   I'm ready for Pandora.... Just hope that it d...   Oct 30 2008, 02:19 PM
canguy247   Ooops. I need some tissue.   Oct 30 2008, 06:38 PM
relapse808   Guys in case you havent read and you preordered I ...   Oct 31 2008, 10:11 AM
ntw1103   Depending on what the keyboard is like, I might ge...   Oct 31 2008, 10:32 AM
espi   Ok, damn, that extra bump of NAND and RAM is...awe...   Nov 4 2008, 11:18 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(espi @ Nov 4 2008, 01:18 PM) Why o ...   Nov 4 2008, 12:02 PM
Tom61   It looks like they're looking for developers t...   Nov 16 2008, 02:19 PM
the_oak   Nobody has received theirs yet?   Dec 4 2008, 11:45 AM
Capn_Fish   More delays... They're hoping to have some o...   Dec 4 2008, 01:03 PM
Chero   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 4 2008, 10:03 PM) M...   Dec 5 2008, 12:01 PM
speculatrix   they're waiting for Duke Nukem Forever to be r...   Dec 4 2008, 01:57 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 4 2008, 03:57 PM)...   Dec 5 2008, 11:37 AM
ArchiMark   Hey kids, just received the infamous refund/re-ord...   Dec 5 2008, 12:23 PM
Capn_Fish   Ubuntu's officially supporting the Pandora...   Dec 6 2008, 07:50 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 6 2008, 07:50 PM) U...   Dec 6 2008, 11:21 PM
Chero   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 08:21 AM) Q...   Dec 7 2008, 01:22 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Chero @ Dec 7 2008, 01:22 AM) QUOTE...   Dec 7 2008, 07:57 AM
Capn_Fish   This kind of goes with the RAM/NAND thing, but it...   Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 7 2008, 08:54 AM) T...   Dec 7 2008, 03:30 PM
Tom61   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 11:30 PM) Y...   Dec 7 2008, 05:15 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Dec 7 2008, 05:15 PM) QUOTE...   Dec 7 2008, 06:47 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 7 2008, 05:30 PM) Y...   Dec 7 2008, 07:44 PM
gojira   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 8 2008, 02:44 PM) N...   Dec 8 2008, 03:07 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(gojira @ Dec 8 2008, 05:07 AM) QUOT...   Dec 8 2008, 04:39 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 8 2008, 03:44 AM) I...   Dec 9 2008, 02:02 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Dec 9 2008, 04:02 PM) QUOTE...   Dec 9 2008, 05:47 PM
Chero   new blog post on openpandora.org including a nice ...   Dec 16 2008, 03:33 AM
the_oak   Still no news? Anyone got theirs yet?   Jan 1 2009, 08:20 AM
urkden   QUOTE(the_oak @ Jan 1 2009, 05:20 PM) Sti...   Jan 1 2009, 01:02 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(urkden @ Jan 1 2009, 01:02 PM) QUOT...   Jan 1 2009, 02:23 PM
apink   QUOTE(the_oak @ Jan 1 2009, 08:20 AM) Sti...   May 23 2010, 03:27 PM
Chero   I've got mine ! Check this for a start : ...   Jun 16 2010, 07:31 AM
_dark_   From UMPC portal: The Amazing Open Pandora Story...   Jan 28 2012, 12:24 PM


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