[OT] Zaurus on #ruby-lang?

(HAL 9000) #1

The other day I was chatting with some Ruby people about
one of the newer Zaurus PDAs.

I *thought* I remembered that it had a 4 gig HDD and
built-in WiFi.

However, I can't find these features in the same model.

The SL-6000L has wifi but (I think) no HDD.

The C3000 has a 4 gig HDD but no wifi.

I'd need an English option.

Assistance/advice?

Thanks,
Hal

(Brian Mitchell) #2

You are going to be up to your neck in high prices but if that is not
an object then the clamshell lines SL-C**** are the best option IMHO.
Wifi cards are easily added via CF. The new HD models would be nice
for storage. If you are into OpenBSD that also runs on those models
(newer clamshells). The C models can also run pdaXrom which is an
excellent mix of desktop and pda sized power.

There are many ways to import and most of them work fine. I have a
SL-C760 that I took to Rubyconf 04 because I had no laptop at the
time. It did what it needed to and was wonderful.

The language is not an issue. The ROMs can be converted to use english
and other ROMs are built from the ground up in English.

Brian.

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On 8/10/05, rubyhacker@gmail.com <rubyhacker@gmail.com> wrote:

The other day I was chatting with some Ruby people about
one of the newer Zaurus PDAs.

I *thought* I remembered that it had a 4 gig HDD and
built-in WiFi.

However, I can't find these features in the same model.

The SL-6000L has wifi but (I think) no HDD.

The C3000 has a 4 gig HDD but no wifi.

I'd need an English option.

Assistance/advice?

Thanks,
Hal

(Dimitri Aivaliotis) #3

Hi Hal,

Assistance/advice?

I've got the SL-C3000, and it works great for what I need. The 4GB harddrive
is a real plus. I miss having a built-in wifi card, but the CF plug-in works
fine (it just hangs out the side and ruins the design, IMO).

There's a great link <http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/> describing
this model and all you can do with
it<http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/>.
I ran into it following a lead from a previous ruby-talk post...

- Dimitri

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On 8/10/05, rubyhacker@gmail.com <rubyhacker@gmail.com> wrote: