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Taim
Welcome...Welcome...Welcome. Not much to say. Not much to do.

Play nice. Don't make me come over there and straighten things out with my size thirteens :twisted:
Capt_Caveman
Woohooo, joined the Pittsburgh ZUG! I'm a grad student living in Shadyside. Got my Z a couple of weeks ago and I can't believe how much this thing rocks! Glad to see that Taim put a Pittsburgh ZUG together smile.gif
Taim
Phew. I hate trying to start topics.

Living in Ross Twp., had my Z5500 for about 5 months. Love the device, hate the ROMs I have tried so far (SharpROMS to 3.10, OpenZaurus 3.2 and under). I would love longer battery life, and a cellular CF card.

Too bad it's just us :roll:, BUT. Glad to hear you like your Z. Is it a 56xx, 5xxx, or a c7xx?
Capt_Caveman
It's a 5600. The battery life on it is actually pretty good. I know they increased the battery size when they went from the 5500 to the 5600, so I think that helps. But I do have to agree with you on the ROMs, they're not quite what I hoped they'd be. Oh well, I end up using the Konsole most of the time anyway. How much different are the OpenZaurus ROMs?
Anonymous
probably the biggest thing is package compatability. OpenZaurus does not by default contain the hancom, opera and jeode packages. This has probably been recently fixed with the split of packages that Zaurus provides for their ROM packages.

Other than that, you use Opie instead of Qtopia, kernel versions tend to be a bit behind, etc...This is actually quite important as ipkgs are dependant on certain libs, kernel versions, etc...
mmelbert
Just thought I would poke my head in and say hi. I am from northern WV...you guys seem to be the closest ZUG around.
Anonymous
Hi mmelbert. Are you as far north as Morgantown or are you farther away?
Capt_Caveman
Damn, forgot to login. :-]
mmelbert
Sorry took so long to reply.

I am living in Clarksburg/Bridgeport. About 30 minutes south of Morgantown.
ajoint
I live in Pittsburgh, yep, the city. I have had my 5500 since March and keep up on the Dev Boards, but to be honest I really don't use my Z for day-to-day tasks. I use it occasionally as a serial console and I pick it up at least once a week to play with it, but I've standardized on PocketPCs for the time being. I only hope that OpenZaurus will come up with a new release soon so I can give it another shot.

My main reason for shelfing the Z is the synchronization. While the sharp ROM syncs great, I had many problems with sync in OZ. Hopefully with a new ROM I'll be good to go. I've also noticed all the great info on the upcoming SL-6000. That thing looks great. I might have to give it another shot at that time.

Taim: Did you notice that Sprint does make a CF card? All we need are drivers. Then again, the sprint CF card costs an arm and a leg at present....
Taim
check out the 5x00 forum. I asked around, no replys as of yet, however, it apparently should behave with ppp and chat scripts (after doing some serious assumptions).
ajoint
What's nice is that if you have a PPC their CF card can even make calls like the PPCPhone Edition devices.

Since I currently use a Toshiba PPC Phone and am looking to upgrade to the Hitachi PPC Phone this would be of real interrest.
Sriram
Hi, I also have a Zaurus c860. Running Cacko 1.21. Live in Shadyside also.

I'm not that new to Linux, but am not an expert, and I have a lot of fun with this machine.

Does this ZUG meet at all?

Sriram
chaokuo
Anyone still here? Just got my Z a week ago, have been wasting all my time flashing and trying to find a suitable rom for it. I live in oakland.
2or0
I just watched this now. Anyone here? I have 860 and live at North Oakland.
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