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General Discussion / Want To Use My Sl-c1000, Any Ideas?
« on: August 09, 2011, 11:06:12 pm »
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.


Ubuntu / Zubuntu Performance?
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:26:39 pm »
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.


General Discussion / 4.8 Lcd, Wifi, Bt, Linux, Gps
« on: June 07, 2007, 01:53:00 pm »
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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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.

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?

General Discussion / How Long Can Sharp Ignore The Umpc Market?
« on: May 16, 2007, 09:59:02 am »
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!!!!

Software / Text Size Limit In Iqnotes 2.0.2?
« on: May 07, 2007, 04:45:36 pm »
Does anyone know how much text I can enter into the 'Note Type:' of Text in IQNotes?  Wondering if there is an upper-limit or is it only limited by the available memory?

Also, what about StageOne and an upper-limit on it's text field?

Many thanks

Ubuntu / Ubuntu On My Zaurus?
« on: May 07, 2007, 04:19:37 pm »
The Ubuntu project is looking to extend their reach and I for one am all for it.  An embedded version of Ubuntu would definitely rejuvinate my Zaurus C1000 and extend its life significantly.

According to the announcement (see below), we may not have that long to wait for the first release:

"We will start more detailed planning at the Ubuntu Developer Summit next
week in Seville and the first release of this edition will be in October
with Ubuntu 7.10."

I've always felt that it would take a big player or two like Canonical and their Ubuntu project to advance and mature Linux to be a user-friendly OS capable of truly competing with Microsoft.  I for one wish them much success because the entire open-source community will benefit from their involvement.

General Discussion / The Future Of User Interfaces
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:52:12 am »
Many of you may already be familiar with multi-touch displays, especially with the iPhone poised to launch in June '07.  But I did not know how far along this new technology has come until I stumbled across this site about the work of Jeff Han...simply amazing.

He has refined the technology and created a UI that is fast, intuitive, and looks to be very enjoyable to use.  Take a look at the various videos and see what you think.

General Discussion / New "ultimate" Devices By I-mate
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:04:38 pm »
Has anyone taken a look at the new "Ultimate" series of devices set to be released by i-Mate?  The 7150 could quite possibly be my C1000 replacement if a Linux kernel and OpenMoko can be ported to it.

Nice design (clamshell), nice specs and a rather generous keyboard.

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I'd love to see a picture of the 2.2 inch external OLED display on the 7150, nice touch.

General Discussion / Imitation Is The Greatest Form Of Flattery
« on: October 27, 2006, 09:37:19 am »
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"According to these reports, this Pocket PC can either be used in a clamshell configuration, or its 2.8-inch QVGA display can twist around to fold over it's QWERTY keyboard, putting this unit into tablet mode.

If these reports are correct, the K-JAR will be a GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It will supposedly run Windows Mobile on a TI OMAP750  processor, and include 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM."

With many people using a bluetooth earpiece, a device like this is the best of both worlds.  Full PDA functionality with bigger keyboard and a phone.  The screen is a bit small though.

Software / Looking For Power-on Password Application
« on: September 19, 2006, 04:20:48 pm »
I've looked in the Handheld Linux Software Index and several feeds and haven't found a suitable power-on password program.  

Does anyone know of one that? :

1)  Requires password on power-on or returning from suspend mode.
2)  Ability to set password minimum length
3)  Password function can't be bypassed with a soft or hard reboot.
4)  Display hint if password forgotten.
5)  Has a configurable splash screen to display owner information when the device is powered on/un-suspended or when the incorrect password is entered.
6)  Nice to haves: a) lock-out infrared and all external data transfers   128-bit encryption of select files, directories, and entire external media cards (SD, CF)  c) Data self-destruct option

There are several good free, shareware and commercial applications for the Palm OS and I was hoping at least one of these has been ported for the Zaurus or that there is a suitable equivalent out there somewhere.

Thanks in advance

Software / Ko/pi Feature Question/request
« on: September 05, 2006, 02:02:25 pm »
I don't believe this is a feature in KO/Pi, at least I haven't found it yet, but can you link to documents (text, spreadsheets, audio files, etc) from within an appointment or todo?

If so, how?  If not, please add this to your list of requested features.

I often take notes in the text editor or with Hancom Word or I may even record a meeting and I would love the ability to link these files to the appointment or to a todo in KO/Pi. Thus, when I search for that appointment later, I have all relevant information available thru links.

I know KO/Pi has the journal entries that can be used for each day, but I'm looking for something much more flexible that will allow me to link to any media regardless of type.  I envision that clicking the link would simply launch the associated program and allow you to view the picture, diagram, sketch, text doc, spreadsheet, ppt or listen to the audio file, etc.

General Discussion / Trolltech
« on: August 15, 2006, 12:08:01 am »

'Trolltech is positioning the Greenphone as the "first open Linux mobile device for application developers." It hopes the product will enable a variety of corporate and community developers to "create, modify, and test Linux-based mobile phone applications on a working GSM/GPRS device." '

Very interesting.

Software / Opiereader 0.7j Bug?
« on: July 12, 2006, 12:32:37 pm »
I am using SunriseXP to reformat websites in Plucker format for offline viewing with opiereader.  With some but not all sites, when I page down and hit the end of the page opiereader exits completely or shrinks down to an icon and I am returned to the QT workspace.

Is this possibly a bug in opiereader or is it more likely a problem with the way the software is converting the website?  Any one else having this problem in opiereader with any other document formats?

This is far and away the best doc reader for the Zaurus and I will be glad to clear up this annoying issue.


Python / Pyqplayer ?
« on: July 06, 2006, 12:49:49 pm »
Dave (kopsis),

Have you released pyqplayer yet?  

I'm just getting started as a Python programmer, coded in Cobol over 6 years ago.  I was hoping to see a fairly involved Python application that ran on the Zaurus.  Also, were you planning to release your code?  I definitely pick things up faster when I can see the code and the application.

Could you or anyone else recommend any other fairly involved Python applications that I can dissect?

Dave, thanks for the Python image.  Works great!

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