Zoomer PDA Resources

*Mailing lists

Pen-GEOS

The pen-geos mailing list was established in April 1996 for discussion of pen-GEOS-based products, accessories, software, uses, etc. These include Casio/Tandy/AST "Zoomer" products, Sharp PT-9000 "Bullet" products, Hewlett-Packard OmniGo 100 products (but see also the OGO mailing list), Hyundai Gulliver products, and anything else that runs GEOS with a pen interface.

Digests of pen-geos mail archives are maintained and can be accessed via ftp, and individual articles are available in a hypermail archive on this WWW site and they are searchable.

To subscribe to pen-geos, send mail to majordomo@lists.grot.com with the following command in the message body:

subscribe pen-geos

If you'd prefer to receive digests of pen-geos mail, use:

subscribe pen-geos-digest

instead. If you don't receive a welcome message from the mailing list server in a reasonable amount of time, send a message to owner-pen-geos@lists.grot.com and ask for help.

OGO

OGO is a mailing list that was started in 1996 for OmniGo discussions. A hypermail archive is available on this WWW site and it is searchable.

To subscribe to ogo, send mail to majordomo@lifelike.com with the following comamnd in the message body:

subscribe ogo

Zoomer-list

The zoomer-list mailing list was established in September 1993 for discussion of Zoomer products, accessories, software, uses, etc. The list was closed at the end of March 1996, and was replaced by the pen-geos mailing list.

Digests of zoomer-list mail archives are maintained and can be accessed via ftp, and individual articles are available in a hypermail archive on this WWW site and they are searchable.

GEOS-Dev

GEOS-Dev is a mailing list that was started in 1996 for discussion of GEOS development. A hypermail archive is available on this WWW site and it is searchable.

To subscribe to geos-dev, send mail to majordomo@lifelike.com with the following comamnd in the message body:

subscribe geos-dev

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* World Wide Web Sites

There are a number of Zoomer-related WWW sites besides this one:

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* FTP Sites

Note: many FTP sites limit the number of concurrent anonymous logins. WWW hyperlinks to FTP sites use anonymous login. If you get an error message when you try to access one of these FTP links, it may be the result of too many anonymous logins on the FTP server. Try again later, or try accessing it using an FTP program so that you can view the FTP server message instead of the unhelpful WWW error message.

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* BBS's

There are many dial-up bulletin board systems that feature GEOS-oriented files. One of them was kind enough to send me their information:

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* Usenet Newsgroups

At present, there are no Zoomer-specific newsgroups. Some Zoomer-oriented discussions can be found (or created) in the following newsgroups. Note: this will only work if your WWW browser is configured to use an NNTP server to which you have access.

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* America Online

America Online is the "official" support mechanism for Zoomer PDAs. One of the built-in applications is an America Online client program, and with the addition of a modem and an America Onine account, you can access a subset of America Online's resources (e-mail, basic news, and product support from Casio, Tandy, and Palm). The built-in client only supports modem speeds up to 2400 baud. Using a PC or Macintosh, you can also access the full range of information resources on America Online, and at higher baud rates, using the same AOL account.

Using an alternative add-on AOL interface, you can access all of America Online's services and can use 9600 baud external modems.

Contact America Online to order PC or Macintosh client software.

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* Compuserve

A client program for accessing the Compuserve Information Service is also available for Zoomers, although it isn't built into the Zoomer ROM.

Contact Compuserve to establish an account and then download the Zoomer client software.

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* Other resources

Though not entirely related to the Zoomer, these resources may be of interest:

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brian@grot.com 10/1/96

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