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6 Sep 2005
This is a Zaurus 6000 bought in December this past year and imported into the UK. Everything is in great shape; and includes the manual, CD, cradle, etc. It is the normal Sharp power supply and it works fine as it is worldwide 110-240V.
Right now I'm just looking to find out if anyone in the UK is interested in purchasing it. I would not like to part with it until after Oct 1 (when I should have my new Z
If you're interested, make an offer. Otherwise it'll likely end up on ebay.
7 Dec 2004
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Ok, now back to the Z!
3 Dec 2004
I've been lurking on here for several weeks now; and have got a new 6000L waiting for me to pick up in 3 weeks. I've never used a Zaurus before, but I'm looking forward to it
I've been reading and absorbing as much as I can from the Forums in the last few weeks. The enthusiasm here is really infectious, and I can't wait to try out the 6000!
But for all the information that is on here, I've found it pretty tough as a Newbie to the Z to know where to start with hacking...
I've seen the faq at http://www.zaurususergroup.com/FAQ.phtml and it's a good starting point; but when I start to dig deeper into ROMs, I find I'm pretty lost. For example, if you do a search for OPIE, GPE, X/Qt -- the FAQ returns nothing.
Not to mention it doesn't cover the c860, 6000L, C3000 or any of the more recent machines.
The FAQ looks pretty old actually - alot of stuff dating from 2002. Well it's almost 2005!
It would be great if we could update the FAQ with more recent information, or have a pinned thread in the newbie forum that we can update as information becomes available / changes.
For example, from my reading in the forums, I've learned there's several main ROMs that people have been using. But I've not been able to find a single source which tells me what the advantages / disadvantages are of each, nor what machines are supported / unsupported.
Here's what I've found so far:
There's 3 main ROMs:
1. Sharp's default ROMs, or Cacko modified ROMs
2. OpenZaurus ROMs:
Opie based on Qtopia (from Trolltech) and similiar to KDE
- binary compatible with Zaurus programs
- available for cXXX, 6000L on OpenZaurus 3.5.2
GPE based on GTK, uses X Windows, and similiar to GNOME
- binary compatible with GTK ?
- available for cXXX, 6000L on OpenZaurus 3.5.2
3. pdaXrom which is X11 based on what?
Then there are other window servers that can run on the above ROMs: For example:
X/Qt is a X server that writes to a Qtopia window. In other words, allows X apps to run on top of Qtopia.
Pocket Workstation which is a Debian environment that includes X11 and can run almost all linux apps (by default uses VNC for drawing windows). But there's also a thread with X/Qt running on Pocket Workstation?
Then there's listing of Feed directories.
A up-to-date FAQ would be really helpful to me, and I hope, many many others. I would be willing to dedicate time to keeping it up-to-date as I'm sure others would too.
There is so much expertise and experience here among you all, that it would be a shame not to collect that information and present it better.
What do you think?
ps. Sorry for the rambling multi-threaded post. Just a bunch of thoughts that have been collecting in my head and burst all at once
29 Nov 2004
The price keeps going up and down on the 6000L. Just 2 days ago it was $479. Now it's $379. At this price, it's you can't beat the value
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