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> I Don't Get It, No Body Posts But Ussually About 20 Users Online?
post Oct 19 2011, 12:12 AM
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QUOTE(sdjf @ Oct 17 2011, 11:09 PM) *
For me, my Zaurus was and still is my only computer, so I am always using it, but have been busy with other things with my life.

But my web server started charging for my previously free Zaurus site, and I could not bear to let all that work go down the drain, so I upgraded to a paid status and have been busy sprucing things up there.


It's cool that you've got a zaurus site setup. I just went there, and read your blog
about the battery issues you had. I've been using my 6000 a lot lately, but I have
not yet dug through my CDs, looking for the software I accumulated when the 6000
was popular. I hope to find and try out pdaxqtrom, as I miss the X11 environment.
I never found a 100% working and reliable OS other than the stock ROM. It's really
too bad the power management issues were never fully ironed out in the native
pdaxrom, but oh well.

It also surprises me that the Z(s) are your only computer. I don't think my old
eyes could bear that screen for everything, and I also enjoy the power of
youtube (flash video), which will never happen on the Z. sad.gif

Anyway, I look forward to checking out your site(s) in more detail later...
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post Oct 22 2011, 10:13 AM
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Although my Z does not get too much use, I think the Z can do most things that the ipod Touch/android devices can do...like play music, movies, set alarms, web surf, etc... but the thing holding it back from everyday use is the lack of a touch-screen style "mode"...something where you do not "need" a stylus.

Funny thing is that the screen does respond fairly well to touches (at least for simple clicks) but most apps are designed to maximize the screen by making things smaller (buttons, menus) and thus requiring a stylus.

Don't get me wrong, using a stylus and having lots of info on the screen is great, but for things like alarms, and other very basic tasks, I wish the fonts/buttons were large enough to make the stylus unnecessary.

Too bad there's no Android "Super-Lite" mode we could use... because for me (and others I would guess) that would make the device find it way into many of my everyday tasks.


... 13 semi-regulars and counting .... wink.gif
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post Oct 24 2011, 01:38 AM
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Shout-Out ;-)

Now with winter approaching this is the time for Zaurus and other hobbyist things. Last week i could make my C3200 cooperate with WPA WiFi Router, jippy, now i can use webradio in my sleeping room! During such works i often use OESF for help on specific topics; many of my searches in Google end here. And often i'm not here as registrated user but as guest. I log in every 1-2 weeks to check for news.

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post Nov 3 2011, 05:15 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have been reading your posts, yes the stylus and screen can be a pain, but I have learned to live with them.

Actually, though, my collie now serves as a backup running things the tosa does not do well, and I spend most of my time on the Tosa sl6000. Finally got an external USB keyboard and that makes it possible to type more comfortably while the Tosa sits in the docking station plugged in to wall power.

Were Sharp to make a replacement, I am betting they would not improve on the Zaurus' Achilles heel - it's very easily broken power connector in the bottom corner. Some of you have seen my blog posts about that. To say the Tosa is more rugged was a bunch of baloney - it's connector whacked out after 3 months, the one on my collie didn't get whacky for 3 years!

It apparently did not dawn on them that users might hold their Zaurii in their laps while the AC/DC was plugged in. I very seriously doubt they tested for stress on the connector.

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