[TriLUG] Windows CE and Linux
Vestal, Roy L.
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 09:03:18 -0500
I was looking at the iPAQ simply because it's got all these hardware specs
with the execption of the keyboard and it comes with Windows 2002 (gasp! he
said a dirty word!) and the Pocket software. Plus www.handhelds.org has a
full deployment for the iPAQ 3600, 3700, and 3800 series, and it's backed by
Compaq, and directly linked from them. Plus the price of the one I was
looking at (refurb of course) is $369.00.
My Palm IIIxe cracked (gotta love 2 1/2 year olds!) and I don't want to get
stuck like Chris described dealing with the Palm community.
www.uclinux.com has a linux kernel minus MMU as well as a few apps for the
Palms. You may want to check them out.
Unless someone has a Palm IIIxe they want to sell REALLY cheap (I can get
another one for about $100.00), I'm probably going to go with either the
iPAQ or the Zaurus.
From: David A. Cafaro [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:58 AM
Cc: Vestal, Roy L.
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Windows CE and Linux
I don't know if you are interested but I just put my order in for a new
Sharp Zaurus SL 5500 that comes running Linux. It has a 206mhz strong arm,
a CF type II slot, a SD memory Slot, 65k color TFT, Li-Ion Battery, Built
in Keyboard (very cool), Stereo headphones, all the goodies. Supposed to
start shipping March 25th. My Palm IIIx started to die and I started
researching the Zaurus. You would be handheld less for a week or two
though. Here some further info:
Cheapest price found so far (I dislike amazon, but...):
I have heard/read good things about this....
At 10:30 AM 3/19/2002, you wrote:
>Has anyone worked with getting a Compaq iPAQ syncing under linux? My Palm
>just died and I'm looking at the iPAQ instead of another palm.
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