Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Jul 2005 02:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There was a lot of buzz when Sharp released its first Zaurus Linux-based PDA a few years ago. Today the new Zaurus models only sell through selected channels in the US, but apparently you can get the most successful Linux-Zaurus model, the SL-5500, for real cheap (Geeks.com sell it for just $140). So how does the SL-5500 compares to other similarly priced PDAs today? Find out at TuxTops.
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A former z 5500 owner.
by Calvin on Thu 14th Jul 2005 10:40 UTC
Calvin
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2005-07-14

I loved that PDA. Back in Dec. I bought it a new battery from sharp, when I installed the Z died. Sharp wouldn't fix my PDA, so I got a HP ipaq. Out of the box the HP has a better user experience, and I liked the HWR much better. In the end, the difference between a ipaq and a Zaurus is similar to the difference between a Linux desktop and an windows desktop. Windows desktops and PDAs are set up very nicely out of the box, but limited by what you can do. Linux, on the other hand, seems only adequate out of the box, but can be modified/customized to suit the user's needs perfectly with a little more effort. No offense to anyone who thinks differently but the Z could do anything the other PDA's could, and more. It just takes a little effort to get things set up initially.

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