From: Mike Bennett (mike.bennett at domain eolach.com)
Date: Thu 21 Jun 2001 - 14:46:06 IST
I've had a VR3 for a few months and think its great. Its not the fastest
machine in the world but it's improving, especially with the newer kernels.
Its fun telnetting into it and mounting filesystems over NFS via a serial
connection, which is handy for development. DOOM has been ported
to it (still a work in progress), having multiple virtual desktops on a PDA
is funky (via a quick port of Blackbox), Python and a JVM are also
available along with lots of other software.
Personally I don't view the limited hardware as negative, that only
makes the VR3 more interesting and challenging.
WRT to QT embedded and QPE - on and off I've been working on
porting them - at the moment I've got the display mostly working and
next up is the touch screen.
The Agenda developer program (http://developer.agendacomputing.com/offer-1.html)
is still active so you can get a VR3 for $179 but delivery costs $60
and there's import tax as well. I know there's at least one other person
in Ireland whose ordered one.
Would I go back to my Palm V? Nope. Would I prefer an iPaq? Probably,
but not at their current cost.
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