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dlj0
Well, I have to say it has been an adventure. I got my first Zaurus, a 5500, in maybe 2004, and my 3100 in 2006. I had been using them fairly regularly as my only portable machine.

The crunch came last Spring (well, January, actually), when I went on sabbatical to Spain. My Zaurus 3100 was my only computer for this trip. I had thought that I'd have a computer in my office (at the University of Valencia), and I did, but it was not reliable, and did not have the software I wanted, so I usually just used my Z. Aside from e-mail, banking, and usual web stuff, I used it two write 2 papers and several lectures.

By the time I was back in the US, I was somewhat fried with the small screen and small keyboard, and with the limited software (especially internet software and mathematical software), so I got an eeepc. I immediately stopped using the Z, and have been much happier with the physical setup of the eee (701) as well as software availability.

So, I have sold my Zauri, and am checking out of this community.

I have to say you guys have been great in terms of support and development for the Zaurus; truly selfless devotion of hundreds of hours to development of installation packages, special programs and scripts, custom kernels, and a huge amount of bug-chasing and hardware adaptation. It has been great. The development of software for these machines has really made great strides, and I have used nearly all of the various available systems, from the stock ROM through debian-eabi.

So, thanks for all the help, and good-bye. Keep up the good work.
speculatrix
sorry to hear you're off. if you have useful downloaded files, applications, ipkg's and ROM images etc, please do let us know rather than dump them, as there are occasions when people have the only surviving copies of something.

if you do have stuff of interest, then I can provide somewhere for you to upload them.

all the best
Paul
dlj0
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 20 2008, 06:50 PM) *
sorry to hear you're off. if you have useful downloaded files, applications, ipkg's and ROM images etc, please do let us know rather than dump them, as there are occasions when people have the only surviving copies of something.

if you do have stuff of interest, then I can provide somewhere for you to upload them.

all the best
Paul

I hadn't thought of that. I don't know what I have that isn't widely available, except for cortez' first kernel (armel, 2.4.*, but it fit on flash) for spitz and a few others. Here's what's on one of my backup spots. They are all armel, I think. Is there anything worth uploading?

armel-root-fs.tar.bz2
autoboot.sh
cortez_installation_pack_0.1.tar.gz
dillo_0.8.6-r2_armv5te.ipk
djvulibre-3.5.19.tar.gz
gpe-mini-browser_0.21-r0_armv5te.ipk
kernel.img
midori_0.0.12_1_armel.deb
pdaXrom-1.1.0r198-Kathrin-akita-current.zip
rootfs.img
tetex-texmf_3.0-r0_arm.ipk
xvkbd-2.8.tar.gz

speculatrix
Hi,
sorry for delay in responding.

I think we'd be interested in midori, the others still seem to be available elsewhere. Just rename the file to .zip and attach it to a post?

thanks very much
Paul
dlj0
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 5 2008, 06:46 PM) *
Hi,
sorry for delay in responding.

I think we'd be interested in midori, the others still seem to be available elsewhere. Just rename the file to .zip and attach it to a post?

thanks very much
Paul


Here it is. Sorry for the bandwidth, if this is not appropriate. No promises about this at all. To install, rename to *.deb and try dpkg
speculatrix
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