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Uses and Software for a Modern PocketPC PDA? 75

Deviant asks: "I just bought a new Dell Axim X30 with 802.11b and Bluetooth. It was a bit of an impulse buy and now I find myself trying to find out what I can do with it and what software is 'must have' for the platform. I work in IT for a bank where I have wireless available in the office and I am also a part-time education student. I got it primarily for basic PDA things like a calendar, a To-do list, e-mail/IM, taking notes, and am looking forward to getting a few good games for it. I guess my question is to Slashdot readers with MS Windows Mobile based PDAs: What software do you use daily that makes your PDA worth while for you? What uses are there for this that I may not have thought of?"
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Uses and Software for a Modern PocketPC PDA?

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  • by warpSpeed ( 67927 ) <slashdot@fredcom.com> on Thursday March 10, 2005 @10:55AM (#11898942) Homepage Journal
    Does anyone know of a calendaring app for the PocketPC that does not require Outlook on the back side of the sync? I have a PocketPC, and I want to sync my calendar to something ther then outlook, anything else would be prefereable.

    Something that would work over the net would be a real bonus too.

  • NX client (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Linuxathome ( 242573 ) on Thursday March 10, 2005 @11:50AM (#11899559) Homepage Journal
    If you do IT and have Linux machines, then you will need programs to access the machines remotely. As mentioned by many comments previously, you will need an ssh client. I would like to also suggest you install an NX client from NoMachine.com [nomachine.com]. You can remotely access the GUI desktop on your Linux desktop (you'll need to install Free NX in your Linux box). Or you can install a VNC client [utah.edu] and just about control any OS remotely [wired.com].
  • Re:My experience (Score:3, Interesting)

    by WinterSolstice ( 223271 ) on Thursday March 10, 2005 @12:50PM (#11900239)
    I agree with you. MS Reader is (sadly?) one of the very best e-book platforms out there. It is unfortunate that they haven't released a Mac version. It would be very well received, I think.
    On the other hand, the E-Book reader 'E-Reader' [ereader.com] is also very nice, and supports palm, Pocket PC, Mac, and Windows. It's also quite a bit more customizable.
    The only "open" ebook stuff I know of is the Open EBook Forum, which is really more of a vendor co-ordination.
  • Games (Score:3, Interesting)

    by JofCoRe ( 315438 ) on Thursday March 10, 2005 @01:19PM (#11900587) Journal
    Well, the best use (or at least the one I enjoy most) I've found for my iPaq is to load it up w/a couple of emulators for games :)

    You definately want to grab pocketnester [freewareppc.com]. Then you can play any NES game that you want :)

    Also, check out MAME CE3 [mameworld.net]. Unfortunately it was written w/an older version of MAME, so a lot of the ROMs I have tried didn't work :( But you can play Galaga all day to your heart's content :)

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