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9 Aug 2011
I haven't used my Z for over 2 years and I'd like to put it to use again. Are there any distributions out there that will breathe some life into my Z and make it useful again?

At one time, OpenZaurus and Ångström were up and coming and very promising. Is there anything happening with these distros?

Is there any possibility of Android on the Z? I thought I heard someone was working on it but don't know what progress has been made.

I am interested in anything that will make it useful and let me tinker again. I bought an iPhone about 2 years ago and as you know, there isn't much you can tweak. Even if you jailbreak, you are still limited.

Glad the site is still around.

gr8ful
31 Jan 2009
I've been following the Zubuntu discussion off and on and I'm now pulling my C1000 out of moth balls.

Would some of you who have installed Zubuntu compare the performance to the latest Cacko (the last distro I installed)?

Also, what applications are you running and how are they performing (browser, abiword, gnumeric, music/video players, doc viewers, calendar/todo app)?


Thanks in advance for your response and thanks to Cortez for working so hard to breathe new life into the old Z.



Nathan
7 Jun 2007
Yes I know, yet another Z killer and only a reference design, but man is this sexy. Well, calling a device sexy might be a bit much, but it is a nice design. Not the clamshell that many may desire but I'd take it. And pocketable too!


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25 May 2007
Link --> http://www.i4u.com/article9150.html

It has been confirmed that Jeff Hawkins will reveal Palm's much speculated about 'third business' and a new mobile computing platform at Walt Mossberg's D: All Things Digital conference on May 30th.

Brighthand has an interesting thread discussing what they think it could be.
--> http://forum.brighthand.com/showthread.php?p=1529546

The thing I like best about Jeff Hawkins is that the most important thing to him is the user experience and making it as intuitive as possible for the user. There are other smart phones on the market with better specs than the Treo, but I don't see any that beat it in ease of use and being intuitive. So I fully expect the user experience to be better than anything that is currently on the market. Whether it brings enough to the table to get me to go into my wallet remains to be seen.

What do you folks think? If Palm's new device is pocketable, has all the wireless connectivity (802.11, BT, poss even phone), decent screen (4-6 inch VGA), built-in keyboard, and some derivative of Linux as the OS will you give it a serious look?
16 May 2007
We all know that Sharp is a very innovative company with a wide mix of products. Why haven't we seen Sharp come out with a UMPC type product?

As I watch all the various products come out: OQO, Samsung Q1, Sony UX, and the latest, the Fujitsu FMV-U8240 (a poor Zaurus imitation) all I can think of is .... Sharp what are you waiting for?

The Zaurus form factor, coupled with a larger screen and Intel chipset would be the front running UMPC on the market. And since Sharp would be leveraging their vast experience in handheld solutions (the Zaurus), their research and development time and cost should also be significantly less than many other manufacturers, which should allow them to produce it at a very affordable price.

Am I the only one who believes Sharp is missing a golden opportunity to become a frontrunner in a growing market?

On top of all that, the Intel chipset will allow all the Linux lovers to run full desktop distros on the platform and take full advantage of the vast array of Linux software available.

Sharp, if you are listening, get up off your fat butt and show these UMPC boys how it's done right!!!!
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