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21Jan/06Off

Wherein I Whore Out Merchandise To Prevent Myself From Smashing It Out Of Impotent Rage

I gave it a second shot and I'm sick to death of all of the shortcomings of my Zaurus 5500 under an actual Linux machine. Apparently the thing works wonderfully under Windows but I'm not going there, preferably ever, again. I also hate Ebay and most other auction sites because they've been overrun with people who resell everything they buy and that is just annoying. Here's what I've got:

Zaurus 5500 with all original parts and stock ROM (no packaging, though) with the obvious charger and USB cradle.

TrendNet Compact Flash Ethernet Adapter that I've actually used and it works with the stock ROM without any configuration.

Wireless adapter. I'll have to dig this up as well but it does 802.11b without much configuration. It was also outrageously expensive so it is probably worth the price of all combined components for this part alone especially if you're a Zaurus user. I will append this post when I find it with the pertinent details.

I'll also throw in some Compact Flash memory that I have no other real use for.

Make me an offer before I smash this frustrating little machine. goneaway (at) this domain.

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  1. Well there you go. I mean it’s a Zaurus. Hell most pocket pcs don’t even run windows all that well.

    What the hell is an operating system anyway?

  2. OK, you get cranky old man points but I expect a 2.2 kernel (albeit an embedded kernel) to be able to speak reasonably or at all with a 2.6 kernel without a whole lot of lying. It doesn’t happen and that makes me very angry. Apparently if you’re running 98-XP (or an ancient RPM based Linux distribution) software will take care of this for you and negotiate all of the differences. I dread the idea of usbnet running on any of my machines full time. Sharp had a terrible idea going and that should have been apparent to me when I noticed how cheaply Zauruses were going for. The appealing part was spending a very small chunk of change and getting a PDA with a fairly recent Arm processor and a tiny yet complete keyboard. I should be more suspicious.

    I just ordered a Palm TX this morning shortly after making this post as the crappy Handspring Visor I’ve used for ages did just fine and with the small amount of searching I’ve done people have generally had good experiences with it. I generally think of PDAs as toys possibly because I always buy cheap and semi-disposable units so I try not to spend a whole lot of thought and energy to make them do what they are supposed to.


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