[sf-lug] Free Linux PDAs of historical interest

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 19:40:38 PST 2010

It was through the Zaurus that I first met you, in fact. There was a game...

I agree with you completely.

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 02:35:47PM -0800, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> I have a couple of Agendas and a Zaurus. I loved them for what they 
>> could do at the time, but now they are gathering dust.  I have some 
>> accessories like power supplies and serial or USB cables. I think I have 
>> a wifi card for the Zaurus.
>> Free to a good home. Great for learning embedded programming and general 
>> issues in working with small footprints.
>> The Zaurus has an awesome keyboard and screen that could be read in 
>> direct sunlight. I've never seen one as good since.
> *sniffle*  Both awesome devices in their own respects.
> I seriously had a love affair with the Agenda.  The Zaurus kicked
> its butt in almost all ways, but I didn't quite _love_ it as much.
> As some out here recall, though, I was a big Zaurus hobbiest and
> proponent.
> I'm still waiting to find a modern replacement for the Zaurus.
> I have an Android phone now (no keyboard, though), which blows
> these older devices out of the water in most ways (e.g. utility of
> being able to make phonecalls, and even make phonecalls AND do
> network stuff simultaneously).  I'm thinking my next device will
> be a Maemo one (e.g., Nokia N900), which I'm betting I will
> feel 'the love' for, like I once did on the Agenda (and to
> a lesser degree, the Zaurus).
> Anyway, both highly recommended for tinkering.  (Zaurus is useful as a
> WiFi-enabled device if you get a CF card.)  You posted this 4.5 hrs ago,
> and if these things haven't been snatched up yet, I will be SHOCKED. :)

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