Author Topic: PPC>PalmOS>Zaurus  (Read 876 times)

witzgall

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PPC>PalmOS>Zaurus
« on: October 04, 2004, 11:18:00 pm »
I just picked up a sl-6000 today, it was an impulse after reading about the unit here and other websites, and finding one for sale locally.

Wow.

I have benn looking for the right PDA since last December.  First, I bought a Sony NZ-90 Clie. Beautiful hardware, but the crippled Sony software, and restrictive PalmOS left me asking for more. Simple things like a web browser that could deal with login popups was missing. In despiation, I bought a Toshiba PPC, an E-800. It has a great lineup of hardware specifications. Lots of memory. VGA screen. Dual card slots and USB host. For as good as the specs were, it fell short of my expectations. The VGA impilentation, with Windows Mobile 2003 SE is really a farce, text size is mismanaged. Data entry is by the screen exclusively. And the hardware ft, well, cheap.

Enter the SL-6000. This thing is everything that the other two are not, and Linux to boot! A real web browser, that can handle multiple windows. Super screen.  A better keyboad the the sony (even though it is smaller).  Real text editor, that can recognize a freakin' .txt file.

Just thought I would share my "conversion".

Chris

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PPC>PalmOS>Zaurus
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 12:11:51 pm »
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I just picked up a sl-6000 today, it was an impulse after reading about the unit here and other websites, and finding one for sale locally.

Wow.
Welcome aboard, Chris.

The SL-6000 is a pretty nice little machine. It is even nicer when coupled with the Pocketop IR keyboard, which allows one to touch type on the Zaurus.

It all depends on how you use the device whether you will be happy with the Zaurus or not. The folks who are looking for the wonderfully powerful sync capability of Palm will be horribly disappointed on the Zaurus.

For people who are more intereted in having a little computer in the palm of their hand, they should find the Zaurus more than up to the task. I have even used my Zaurus as a DHCP server during training sessions in Hotels! It is a very capable little box.

Have fun!

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2004, 08:13:46 pm »
I think you mean PPC<PalmOS<Zaurus
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