[linux] Re: suggestion to Marc Shuttleworth

paai j.j.paijmans op uvt.nl
Vr Sep 25 15:23:38 CEST 2009

Jan Joosten wrote:
> Op Friday 25 September 2009 14:30:49 paai schreef:
>> Hi,
>> I have a serious issue with Linux and I would like to put it to Marc
>> Shuttleworth himself. Perhaps he can turn some wheels to get it fixed.
>> If not, I fear for the viability of Linux on the desktop.
>> Short introduction: I am using Linux since 1992 as a hobby, and
>> exclusively for my work since 1994.
>> The problem: Linux is way behind in the field of PDAs and syncing.
>> PDAs are very important gadgets. They carry stuff like appointments,
>> personal contacts and memos in your shirt pocket. Obviously, it is
>> important (to say the least) that you can copy or synchronize such data
>> to a PC or laptop.
>> The fact is that there are almost no PDAs that can synchronize these
>> data to a Linux computer. If you have a Palm  PDA, there are some suites
>> that can synchronize with Linux, but even then, the quality of the
>> applications is shaky. (kpilot, jpilot, evolution).
>> For the majority of PDAs that have no Palm-OS, even that opportunity
>> does not exist. There are some initiatives, but none of these is solid
>> enough to make me confident that my next PDA will cooperate with Linux.
>> I would like to suggest to mr. Shuttleworth that he makes cooperation
>> between PDAs and Linux one of the spearpoints of Ubuntu development.
>> Also, I would appreciate the recipient of this email to reply to me and
>> keep me informed about the status of this message.
>> Sounds stern, doesn't it? :-) No matter, I think it is way much more
>> important than eyecandy or esoteric applications.
>> Sincerely yours,
>> Hans Paijmans
> Amen to that!
> Jan Joosten
Ik zou zeggen, stuur een soortgelijk mailtje en probeer anderen ook 
zover te krijgen...

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