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jpmatrix
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever wink.gif
jean-paul
Snappy
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 18 2008, 11:11 PM) *
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever wink.gif
jean-paul


Another one bites the dust ... ohmy.gif ... you'll be missed ... though, do come around ya? wink.gif
I presume you are lovin the u1010? wink.gif ... I'm going the eeepc route ... and once everything transition over ... the zaurus days are numbered.

PS: Only thing preventing the eeepc from fully taking over the zaurus, is a proper timer app so that I can also use the eeepc as a timer / alarm. As it is, the zaurus is one notch lower than the palm pda I had. It had the BigClock app which to date, is THE BEST timer / alarm / clock app I've ever used.
Capn_Fish
Sorry to see another Z user leave.

Best wishes.
BarryW
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 18 2008, 06:18 AM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 18 2008, 11:11 PM) *
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever wink.gif
jean-paul


Another one bites the dust ... ohmy.gif ... you'll be missed ... though, do come around ya? wink.gif
I presume you are lovin the u1010? wink.gif ... I'm going the eeepc route ... and once everything transition over ... the zaurus days are numbered.

PS: Only thing preventing the eeepc from fully taking over the zaurus, is a proper timer app so that I can also use the eeepc as a timer / alarm. As it is, the zaurus is one notch lower than the palm pda I had. It had the BigClock app which to date, is THE BEST timer / alarm / clock app I've ever used.

This one works pretty well. tongue.gif
jocasmi
Well, nobody is perfect :-)
tux
cool.gif Au Revoir! biggrin.gif
ArchiMark
Ciao Mein!

rolleyes.gif

Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....

Couldn't take it anymore, so ordered a new one....

Just got my new Z yesterday!

laugh.gif
speculatrix
don't worry, he'll be back... or at least he'll get a nokia tablet!
BarryW
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 18 2008, 01:36 PM) *
don't worry, he'll be back... or at least he'll get a nokia tablet!



Poor guy.
jpmatrix
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 18 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....


i don't think so, at least for now smile.gif
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................

mfbrown
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 07:20 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 18 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....


i don't think so, at least for now smile.gif
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................


Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on? A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain. And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned. Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark
jpmatrix
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 19 2008, 08:33 AM) *
Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on? A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain. And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned. Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark


well there are 2 other available options too :
-sleep mode (quite instant on but consume some battery)
-hibernate mode (longer to light up but quite no battery consumption)

but you're right , this is an issue too...

about keyboards, i find the fujitsu one is less usable than the zaurus but once you're used to it you enjoy it too tongue.gif
BarryW
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??
Chero
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 18 2008, 04:11 PM) *
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever wink.gif
jean-paul


I also thought so about 2 months ago and now I find myself visiting these forums at least 2 or 3 times a week ...
So let's say "au revoir".
I still didn't get a good offer on my c1000 and I'm getting quite used to the idea of keeping it, after all, it is pocketable.
With the U dualbooting linux and xp, I don't use the Z that much any longer but still can't imagine life without it.

Have fun,
Chero.
ArchiMark
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??



Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

wink.gif
jpmatrix
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??



Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

wink.gif


although i m not sure that umpcportal is as good as oesf wink.gif
ArchiMark
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 01:27 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??



Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

wink.gif


although i m not sure that umpcportal is as good as oesf wink.gif


Well, didn't say that it was.....

rolleyes.gif
BarryW
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 12:34 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 01:27 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??



Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

wink.gif


although i m not sure that umpcportal is as good as oesf wink.gif


Well, didn't say that it was.....

rolleyes.gif


Okay, I thought that was you guys over there. That's an awful lot of things you changed on your there ArchiMark. wink.gif
adf
Bye JP. Hope you stick around on the forums to discuss portable linux.
Snappy
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 19 2008, 03:33 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 07:20 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 18 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....


i don't think so, at least for now smile.gif
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................


Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on? A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain. And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned. Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark


Exactly! smile.gif

I concur completely! If I were one of those research think tank fellas or OS dev guys, instanton would be the number one thing to develop ... not fancy aero skin, 3d desktop ... tongue.gif

Granted, instanton prob requires hw/fw/sw to work in unison. smile.gif

UMPC makers, give us instanton already! blink.gif
mfbrown
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 21 2008, 04:11 PM) *
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 19 2008, 03:33 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 07:20 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 18 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....


i don't think so, at least for now smile.gif
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................


Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on? A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain. And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned. Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark


Exactly! smile.gif

I concur completely! If I were one of those research think tank fellas or OS dev guys, instanton would be the number one thing to develop ... not fancy aero skin, 3d desktop ... tongue.gif

Granted, instanton prob requires hw/fw/sw to work in unison. smile.gif

UMPC makers, give us instanton already! blink.gif



Thanks for support - even size is less important to me than instant on, and sometimes even a Psion netBook seems attractive. Although the difference in thickness between a C860 with small battery and a 3100 makes all the difference to my pocket comfort!
Mark
speculatrix
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 21 2008, 06:03 PM) *
sometimes even a Psion netBook seems attractive


the netbook, at least the highest spec models, did seem very attractive, but they were hugely expensive - when I considered one a few years ago they were going for very high prices on ebay.
Snappy
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 22 2008, 02:03 AM) *
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 21 2008, 04:11 PM) *
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 19 2008, 03:33 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 07:20 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 18 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Hope you don't regret selling your Z like I did....


i don't think so, at least for now smile.gif
but who knows, in 3 - 4 years, perhaps there will be a device between the Z and the U1010, as pocketable as the zaurus and as powerfull as the u1010......perhaps it will be a MID.....

actually screen size is an issue, if you want a pocketable device with a 1024x600 touchscreen, a hdd and a keyboard... look here for a comparison :

http://www.umpcportal.com/products/compare...6,152,184%5D%5D

there are even devices like the Aigo or the BenQ with a 4"8 1024x600! so .................


Surely the most important aspect of all in the specs is instant-on? A pocket device with a significant boot time is just a pain. And this rules out all current UMPCs as far as I'm concerned. Zaurus is only option to include a decent keyboard as far as I know.
Mark


Exactly! smile.gif

I concur completely! If I were one of those research think tank fellas or OS dev guys, instanton would be the number one thing to develop ... not fancy aero skin, 3d desktop ... tongue.gif

Granted, instanton prob requires hw/fw/sw to work in unison. smile.gif

UMPC makers, give us instanton already! blink.gif



Thanks for support - even size is less important to me than instant on, and sometimes even a Psion netBook seems attractive. Although the difference in thickness between a C860 with small battery and a 3100 makes all the difference to my pocket comfort!
Mark


well ... I almost gave up and started using a psion revo! laugh.gif ... for that matter, if the zaurus was not instanton as it is, no linux or web browser would make me continue using it.

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 23 2008, 11:36 PM) *
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Mar 21 2008, 06:03 PM) *
sometimes even a Psion netBook seems attractive


the netbook, at least the highest spec models, did seem very attractive, but they were hugely expensive - when I considered one a few years ago they were going for very high prices on ebay.


aye ... I also considered netbook for awhile, but the price was simply too prohibitive. The eeepc definitely fit in nicely where the netbook could have had but could not.

For some reason, I am still trying to get the apps in my eeepc to be as effective as my zaurus ... and perhaps my notebook. Still trying ... ... when that happens ... my zaurus would likely be decommissioned as well. unsure.gif

jpmatrix
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 24 2008, 02:32 PM) *
For some reason, I am still trying to get the apps in my eeepc to be as effective as my zaurus ... and perhaps my notebook. Still trying ... ... when that happens ... my zaurus would likely be decommissioned as well. unsure.gif


as always, it depends on what you're looking for smile.gif
the eeepc, unlike the zaurus (and the fujitsu!) doesn't have a rotating touchscreen for example...
Snappy
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 25 2008, 10:16 PM) *
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 24 2008, 02:32 PM) *
For some reason, I am still trying to get the apps in my eeepc to be as effective as my zaurus ... and perhaps my notebook. Still trying ... ... when that happens ... my zaurus would likely be decommissioned as well. unsure.gif


as always, it depends on what you're looking for smile.gif
the eeepc, unlike the zaurus (and the fujitsu!) doesn't have a rotating touchscreen for example...


Aye ... and after all these time with the rotating screen, I find myself using the zaurus in clampshell mode mostly.
jpmatrix
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 29 2008, 04:31 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 25 2008, 10:16 PM) *
QUOTE(Snappy @ Mar 24 2008, 02:32 PM) *
For some reason, I am still trying to get the apps in my eeepc to be as effective as my zaurus ... and perhaps my notebook. Still trying ... ... when that happens ... my zaurus would likely be decommissioned as well. unsure.gif


as always, it depends on what you're looking for smile.gif
the eeepc, unlike the zaurus (and the fujitsu!) doesn't have a rotating touchscreen for example...


Aye ... and after all these time with the rotating screen, I find myself using the zaurus in clampshell mode mostly.


well. it mostly depends on what you are doing and where... You know what? I've just typed this text With the stylUs ! the recognition tool is terrible on thé Fujitsu !/
ArchiMark
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 03:21 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 12:34 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Mar 19 2008, 01:27 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Mar 19 2008, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Mar 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??



Yes, over at UMPCPortal.com.....

wink.gif


although i m not sure that umpcportal is as good as oesf wink.gif


Well, didn't say that it was.....

rolleyes.gif


Okay, I thought that was you guys over there. That's an awful lot of things you changed on your there ArchiMark. wink.gif


I assume that you mean my U810, BarryW???

If so, just swapped out the HD to a 100GB, got the Fujitsu executive leather case, and a screen protector, installed Debian....upgraded from Vista Biz to XPT.....

Now, working on LFS.....LinuxFromScratch...

wink.gif

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