What to replace a Palm Treo with - for use with Ubuntu.

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Mon Apr 26 14:14:59 UTC 2010

Chris G schrieb am 26.04.2010 10:03:

> My wife's Palm Treo is feeling its age in various ways and needs 
> replacing.  Currently she synchronises the Treo with Evolution in 
> Xubuntu using the built-in Gnome/Evolution software.
> So, what can we buy now to replace the Palm that will allow her to 
> continue as far as possible in the same way?   
> I'd prefer a solution that doesn't involve a separate server 
> system/process, especially one 'out in the cloud', but apart from that
> we really don't have any major constraints.

I don't know about any new device with similar easy Linux
synchronisation as early Palm devices had. SyncML isn't well
supported by device manufacturers or smartphone OS developers,
respectively, and AFAIK there are no standalone synchronisation
solutions for Linux (maybe Nokia's N900 supports the Linux community
with such a solution?). You will always need a server---Funambol, if
you don't like the cloud. But to be honest I don't have the time to
play around with Funambol configuration. I abandoned my paranoia,
bought a HTC Desire and use the cloud---I'm very happy with this
convenient solution. YMMV.

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