[REBOL] Re: Linux PDA Re: Re: Palm Buys Be Inc.
From: cribbsj::oakwood::org at: 21-Aug-2001 8:14
On Tuesday 21 August 2001 12:00 am, you wrote:
> > > There is a commercially released definately not hacked Linux PDA. It
> > > called Agenda VR3. I had the chance to play with one a few weeks ago.
> > > It had some nice features, but it was a disappointment to me because of
> > > it's lack of feel and responsiveness. Also the software was not there
> > > yet. Having said that I must say that it sure shows a lot of promise.
I have owned an Agenda for several months now. It has replaced my Palm Pilot
in everyday use and it works great! It can be a little slow, but they are
working on that problem with alternative builds of the OS that reportedly
resolve the speed problem.
The list of software ported to the Agenda grows daily. I have even written
some small Tcl/Tk gui apps that I can run on the Agenda.
Reliability, in my case, has been excellent, even though I was using "beta"
software on it for months. I have never lost a single appointment, address,
Battery life has been an issue for some, but I found a simple solution. I
bought a recharger and four AA batteries. I use two, and charge two. That
way, I always have a fresh set waiting.
Now, if View was ported to the Agenda that would be great! The nice thing
about the Agenda is that is would be much easier to do this than porting View
to the Palm. With the Agenda, we are pretty much talking regular Linux and X
Anyway, just wanted to give you some thoughts from a regular Agenda user.
P.S. Forgot to mention one thing... the wow factor. The first time I
telneted into my Agenda from my desktop machine and ran "Checkers" remotely
from my Agenda "host" in an X session on my desktop monitor earned me some
serious geek points with my co-workers!!!