[plug] linux-friendly pda
ahewitt at ursys.com.au
Wed Feb 14 16:02:12 WST 2007
> Thanks for the tips, Fred ... BTW, I realised after sending my
> message that I forgot to acknowledge your contributions to this
> thread :-).
> The problem I see with part of your latest advice, though, is that you
> advise getting the latest model treo (that will be biased by what I
> afford) and to get the ones with the external antennae. Trouble is
> latter feature stopped with the model 650. What do ya' reckon on the
> newer ones, not having this feature then? Just a contradiction I'd
> appreciate you clarifying :-)
Just for reference I have an XDA II Mini which I am itching to
accidentally drop into a bucket of water or from an extreme hight.
The hardware is excellent, but the software (Windows Mobile 2003) is
just useless. The battery can last me a week without charge, but I
need to make sure that bluetooth is off, which I don't mind. I have
to "re-calibrate" the stylus at *least* once a week, sometimes I need
to do it immediately after I have just done it. It used to crash
constantly, either rebooting itself or hard locking and requiring a
hard reset, however this seems to have decreased (although I may have
just gotten used to it and reset it without thinking about it). I
would also get dropouts and hard locks when answering a call
etc...although that definitely hasn't happened in a while.
I installed Ubuntu on my macbook this past weekend and despite
getting Beryl and GLX all working and it all looking sweet, I could
not get my mobile to sync with evolution. I could see the phone
plugged in, I could see it sync but it would always say that I had
nothing to sync. Needless to say this was a deal breaker and I
deleted the linux partition immediately. From what I have read the
syncing software is currently in various states of suck, depending on
what you are trying to sync with.
If I was going to buy another phone (more like when I finally destroy
this peice of crap) then it will more than likely be a Sony-Ericsson
P990i or whatever the equivalent is at the time, followed shortly
after by the new Apple iPhone whenever that is released.
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