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« on: June 10, 2003, 08:17:40 am »
Welcome to all Zaurus users in the UK.

Zaurus DevNet Forums are excellent but we need somewhere to discuss parochial issues such best priced accessories available in the UK.

Please post here any issues of National or International importance here.

Charlie
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2003, 12:09:41 am »
So which pub shall we meet in?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2003, 11:41:21 am »
Whereabouts in the country are you Charlie?
I\'m in Swansea, or sometimes Bristol.

That was me with the pub request BTW.

Surely we can\'t be the only 2 Z users in the U.K.? Is anyone out there?

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2003, 07:54:00 am »
Jez,
I\'m a denizen in the frozen North in Lancaster.  So I\'m afraid it would be a bit of a long walk home.

I assume that it\'s because the community site is so good there hasn\'t been much interest in this but fingers crossed it may snowball.  There are certainly some big UK contrbutors to the DevNet Forums.

Charlie

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2003, 01:49:48 pm »
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Jez,
I\'m a denizen in the frozen North in Lancaster.  So I\'m afraid it would be a bit of a long walk home.

I assume that it\'s because the community site is so good there hasn\'t been much interest in this but fingers crossed it may snowball.  There are certainly some big UK contrbutors to the DevNet Forums.

Charlie
I\'m in harrogate (uk  ), I\'ve done some stuff for the zaurus which
is on http://www.chrisc.tk

let us know what u think...

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2003, 02:54:33 pm »
Hi! My name\'s Dave and I live in Banbury, but working in Milton Keynes. Nice to meet y\'all.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2003, 02:45:31 pm »
Hi, I am living in Birminghame. I have ordered a SL-5500. Are they really good or are there better? Will I get an unbiased report?
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2003, 04:32:37 am »
Does anyone use this anymore?

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2003, 08:41:57 am »
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Does anyone use this anymore?
I\'m the moderator of this group (I know it looks like I\'m a guest).  

I will look at this board as often as I can, normally weekdays, but don\'t be too disappointed if it takes me a couple of days to reply as I also have a life.  Also this group is in it\'s early days and hopefully we can make it more used by trying to help each other.

I presume that the last two posts are from the same person but a name would be nice so that I can tell if I am now writing to disgruntled of Birmingham!

I have no background in computing but I will tell you what my experience is.

I bought a 5500 at Christmas after some research because I saw the Linux OS as a learning and playing opportunity and because of the large and growing amount of free software available.

It works fine as a pda without crashing. There are synchronisation issues but if you decide what has priority I have not encountered any problems. I have not used it\'s e-mail capabilities but there is lots of evidence on the devnet forum that it works well at this as well.

Upgrade to ROM 3.10 straight away.  You can download it from the internet and I installed it from Windows with no problems but it will need a bit of playing with.  Also put in the largest cf card you can afford as soon as possible so that you can store a lot of documents and programs.

To help you get started the unofficial Zaurus faq is a good place to begin.

There are lots of free games, I particularly reccommend nethack, freeciv and jack the uni-psychle.  But there are lots more.  They don\'t all work straight away and they don\'t all work at all, but playing in the Konsole trying to get things working is part of the fun.  If you have any problems the Community is very, very helpful.

You will also want Portabase, Justreader and Opie-Reader for e-books.

I also reccomend I-Ching, Dash, Notez, Mileage Calculator, Sketches of Q, ZBedic and QT-Journal.

Solun is a marvellous free astronomy program.

In conclusion I have found it to be an excellent product with excellent free software and support but you have to put the time in to get the most out of it.

You can\'t get an unbiased report because as soon as you use something you form opinions about it.

Please let me know if you want to know anything else or feedback if you find this interesting.

Charlie.

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2003, 07:31:01 pm »
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Surely we can\'t be the only 2 Z users in the U.K.? Is anyone out there?

There are more of us than you know  

I think many post more frequently over at the DevNet forums (like me) or even http://forums.zaurus.co.uk
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2003, 09:14:10 am »
I\'m a new convert to the Zaurus, in Guildford.  Just invested in a 760 from shirtpocket.co.uk - reminds me more of a Psion than the pocket PC I had been using.  

Hunting around for some good software now - anyone got any recommendations for 7x0 devices?  There seems to be very little available at the mo...

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2003, 09:50:56 am »
The Zaurus Software Index has the best collection of software. Much of it should work on the C760.

As a beginner, it\'s a good idea to look through the Unofficial Zaurus FAQ on this site.
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2003, 02:14:01 pm »
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Hunting around for some good software now - anyone got any recommendations for 7x0 devices?  There seems to be very little available at the mo...

SafeDee V2.0.0 has been optimised to run on the 7x0 devices as well as on
the 5x00 devices, take a look at http://www.bundu.com/zaurus.html

Clive

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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2003, 06:27:20 am »
Thanks Tumnus, I\'ve had a look at the software index and tried a few things.  It would be useful to know which applications have been updated to run on the 7x0 series though - I\'ll start compiling my own list for now and post it when it grows.

Clivel, thanks for the SafeDee link - I needed an app for encrypted storage and will probably register this.

The only other apps I\'ve found useful so far are Explorer, Galery and Adress from the Kompany - would recommend them to other users.

Dern

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2004, 09:19:42 am »
Another UK user - living in Aylesbury and working in Welwyn Garden City.  A bit far to go to the pub, I\'m afraid.

Chris