__/ [ nmdc69@xxxxxxxxxxx ] on Friday 24 March 2006 19:41 \__
> Hi, I'm new to PDAs.
> I use Linux (Suse 10.0) as my main system and I need to buy a PDA that
> can sync easily with Linux, and that has builtin Wi-Fi. I heard good
> things about the Palm TX. A few questions:
> - does the TX really work well with Linux?
Yes. SuSE comes with KPilot pre-installed. KPilot has a wizard that should
take you /seconds/ to go through initially. You then synchronise the Palm
for the first time and off you go. KOrganiser, KMail, Kontact and the rest
of the suite may integrate very well too.
> - as an alternative to Palm, are there PPC PDAs that work well with
> Linux instead
See the following project, but I strongly discourage going in this direction:
( fairly new-yet-mature project )
> - what are the disadvantages of Palm OS vs. PPC ?
Let's not start another flame war. *smile* Please. Search the Web for endless
threads and plenty of articles.
> As a last resort, I would buy a PPC and sync it to a Windows machine.
> [Disclaimer: please spare me another Linux vs Windows battle, I'm a
> hard core scientific user in unix environment and I need Linux for my
> daily work.]
The Palm TX will be painless to work with under SuSE. I have been with Palm
for over 3 years and synchronisation with SuSE has been better than that
with Windows, which I used to work with on occasions.
Best wished and good luck,
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