The long awaited PDA arrives.
My my is it shiny.
It is VERY shiny. But Microsoft being Microsoft (no predjudice here, honest), the OS has some major … icky bits…
Everything is huge. Ok, so the screen resolution is ridiculously pretty but why is everything so chuncky?!!!
The behaviour of the applications is weird- you click the ‘X’ button and it just backgrounds. How do you reactivate it? Run an application (which, incidentally, is background-able) to retrieve them, or use the system info thingy to tell you what progs are running then activate them from there… What happened to the taskbar?!!
Even OPIE has a taskbar.
Speaking of which, OPIE is FAR nicer. sure you have to piss about configuring it and trying to work around the brokeness, but it really is well made.. well, well thought out anyhow. It turns out the charger for my iPaq fits the Zaurus which is good because my power supple got lost in transit…
So what else?
Whenever you are not connected to WiFi, but the card is turned on and a network appears it covers the screen with this massive dialog saying theres a network blah blah, if you ignore it it just keeps coming back. INFURIATING.
Why not just turn the card off? Cos then you cant scan for networks
But it is kinda cool. Looking forward to getting my GPS Unit, and going for a little war-cycle (assuming my leg mends).
Started coding the project, Dave and I spent the best part of the weekend just trying to get a track to play… turned out to be something simple (i.e. the example of FMOD that we used was calling completely the wrong function names in its DLL wrapper… sigh.)
But hey, its all go now. Just have to battle all the little idiosyncracies that exist in .NET / CE etc… but we’ll get there… :S