I just got myself a Zaurus SL-5500, have to see if a pda is better when
running free software. I got it for 143 euro including shipping on ebay,
this seems standard enough. I got a higher-priced low voltage (3.3v)
wifi card (intel pro/wireless 2011B). This work perfectly with
openzaurus (3.3.5). If i remember correctly paid about $50 on ebay for
it about a year ago. If you need bluetooth some of the 700 series zaurus
have it, thought you can get bluetooth compact flash cards too, these
seem to sell for $600 - $800 on ebay. These also have a 200 dpi screen
and are clamshell. If you plan to go near a command line you'll want to
make sure you have a keyboard. My Zaurus is larger than most palms i
would say. I don't know anything about the Ipaqs. Since the wifi card
takes up the compact flash slot on my zaurus i've just bought a 256meg
SD card from Komplett.ie for 35 euro. So all told it's possible to get a
wireless, Gnu/linux based pda for under 200 euro.
On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 09:00:32PM +0100, Éibhear wrote:
>gearoid.donnellan at gmail.com wrote:
> >I am looking at buying a pda with either linux on it or putting it on
> >myself but having some trouble trying to figure out which on to go
> >I want wifi and\or bluetooth in it so that means I have to go for some
> >of the newer model.
> >I was looking at the Sharp Zaurus but they seem pretty difficult to
> >get in the EU. Also they are pretty chunky according to some reviews.
> >The Ipaqs seem to b highly recommended but Im not sure which models
> >are supported and which would be good to get.
> >Any help/recommendations would be apprectiated
>> I have a Yopy (http://www.yopy.com/), which comes with its own
> distribution, linupy. I don't use it for anything of production quality,
> but I am very satisfied. It doesn't come with wireless networking
> hardware, but you can get compact-flash cards for it. Wireless
> networking wasn't one of my requirements, so I can't give you any more
> information. I bought mine from http://www.sdgsystems.com/ and cost me
> around EUR400 all told. The compact-flash wireless network cards aren't
> cheap, though.
> Éibhear Ó hAnluain
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