By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2003-10-24 Print this article Print

& Environment"> The new Zaurus runs the OpenPDA version of Linux. If you havent run Linux before, dont sweat it. You wont need to go anywhere near a command line unless you really want to. If youve ever used a Palm or Pocket PC PDA, then youll soon feel right at home. The C760 was quite stable -- we had no crashes, and we rebooted only because we wanted to. Since the new model was not designed for release in the US, translation from Japanese was necessary. Dynamism did a pretty good job with this, but while the menus and some other things were translated into English, the help documents and the Install CD werent. So bear that in mind that if you decide to snag a C760, youll be pretty much on your own. That said, most of it is pretty apparent to any longtime PDA user.
The C760 comes with a healthy selection of bundled applications:
  • Calendar
  • Address book
  • Calculator
  • To Do List
  • Intellisync for MS Outlook
  • Hancom Mobile Sheet, Presentation and Word
  • NetFront Web Browser
  • MP3 Player
  • Video Player
  • Image Pad
  • Presentation
  • Text Editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • Java
  • Email

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site: www.jimlynch.com/profile.htm.

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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