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5 Jun 2006
I am wanting a few opinions on how hard it is to install and setup software, configure it to use the accessories avaliable for it, back up the software and reimage it and stuff for when i screw it up

here is a little background, i am decent with computers, i know windows better then linux but i can install linux manualy, as in configure and compile the kernal, install programs with out using one of the packaging systems out there, i am not very good at it because i havnt spent the time to really memorize the config files and commands but i can get it working given enough time.

but would i end up spending more time playing with the zaurus then actualy using it? i basicly want it for standard PDA functoins, as in reminders, schedule tracking. then for some multi media, music movies, SNES emulator. Email and web browsing, digital books, and last but most important a portable apache/mysql/ruby server so i can do web dev work and then upload it to a server. i know it wont be as quick working with it, small keyboard, small screen but by far the portablity is more important to me

also if some one has a listing of applications they recomend to fill these needs i would appreciate it. i hope i get a decent reponse from this because depending on the info i get here will decide if i purchase it or just deal with just reading books on the comute to work and during slow times while at my job and of course spending about the same kinda money one the half a dozen toys to replace what the zaurus can do

thanks in advance
23 May 2006
if you had to choose 5 accessories for your Z 3200 or similar Z which 5 accessories would you choose? and why?

figure people could brag about there choices while giving me a good idea of what would be great to get for my Z at the time of purchase. thanks
23 May 2006
first off i am not a linux genius, ive installed and setup gentoo and debian both with out using there quick and easy setup systems, doing it manualy, so i am ok with linux but not great.

what i want to be able to do with the zaurus is to run a apache server for devolpment purposes, i need it to be able to work with mysql and ruby on rails or it is not going to work. ive read through the forum but i havnt found some one that uses all three of these, although i havnt spent more then 20min reading through posts, so i might not have found it yet.

so the questoin boils down to, is it possible to run apache, mysql, ruby on rails on the zaurus?

i believe its possible but i am kinda hoping some one already has a quick how to or guide on how to set these up and get them running. i already want the zaurus but i need something thats portable that i can use on comuting back and forth form work that i can work on a little web design and right now its a choice between a laptop and the zaurus, i dont want to lug around a laptop plus at my current job they dont allow them to be used, but theydo allow a PDA so the zaurus is perfect from my opinion as long as it can run apache, mysql and ruby on rails

anyway thanks in advance

found out yes it is possible thanks
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