View Full Version : Linux PDAs? Any thoughts?

December 21st, 2006, 01:02 AM
I've been seriously looking into a linux PDA - I've found one that I think I like and one that might be ok, but looks like it's a toy more then anything else.

I've really only found two -- Sharp makes a line of Zaurus - I am not sure if all of them are based on linux or not.
The other which looks more like a toy then another serious - is the Agenda VR3

The Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 is the one that I have been looking at hard.

There is also a SL-5000 and SL-5600.

But I can-of wanted to get peoples opions on these before I really buy one -- Any thoughts?

What about the Agenda VR3? I found one pretty cheap. But if it's just a toy is it worth anything at all?

Thanks - LeRoy

December 23rd, 2006, 07:57 AM
I personally don't have a PDA (although I've always wanted but could never justify one), so I can't offer much insight on what the best ones are. However if you're looking for something that has Linux running it (and not necessarily just Linux compatible), check out this (http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8728350077.html) site. Also TuxMobil (http://tuxmobil.org/pda_linux.html) is a good site for general Linux compatible hardware info, so it's always a good place to start. Not sure if you've already seen those sites, so hopefully that helps you.

December 27th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Thanks for the info --

I ended up with two of the VR3 linux PDAs - one is the developers edition, the other is the normal.
The VR3s are older, but might be good to start with. They both should be here in a couple of days.

I'll let everyone know how easy to use they are!