[ale] linux pda's

Christopher Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Tue Dec 23 13:46:26 EST 2003

I have the Zaurus 5500.  It works well too.  I'm not sure about running
your on WM but Opie is a good manager.  It all works well.  

The only downside that I have is the lack of good development
documentation for QT Embedded.  I've not found any good published books
on the subject.

On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 19:17, Dow Hurst wrote:
> I have a Sharp Zaurus 5600SL that I have high hopes for.  The OpenZaurus 
> project just got stable enough for that model for me to try as soon as I 
> have time.  Any model that you can find people happy with the current 
> opensource OS project on their model would be fine.  I would definitely 
> read thru a month or two of postings for each project your interested in 
> for a particular piece of hardware.  IPAQs will load OZ but I've only 
> been following OZ so don't know too much about anything but the Sharp 
> PDAs.  Take your time investigating as OpenEmbedded is cranking up and 
> OZ's maintainer's are back on full steam ahead.  So the future looks 
> bright for Linux PDAs the project is coding for.  I think from posts 
> that the newer Sharp models may have better screen lighting.
> Do lot's of homework on what PDAs are out there and what opensource 
> projects support them.  I have waited since September to get an OZ that 
> would load on the Sharp 5600.
> Dow
> Jason Vinson wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a good linux pda that won't cost me too much to 
> > acquire (possibly via ebay).  I would like something that I can run my 
> > own window manager on vs. having to run one that is specified by the 
> > vendor/os.
> >
> > thanks,
> > Jason
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