"I was excited to have a new toy when the review copy of the
Linux-powered Agenda Computing VR3 arrived at my doorstep recently.
I have to admit that I've never played much with a PDA before; I
work mostly from home, my appointment book is made from dead trees,
and my email address book is provided by the fine folks at
"I've seen the reviews of the VR3 on brighthand.com and
LinuxHardware.org , and the reviews have been, at best, mixed.
Brighthand said the unit's a "sow's ear" that's been rushed to
market, and LinuxHardware.org said it's "well designed and a joy to
"So is brighthand.com being overly pessimistic about an Open
Source product as some in the mainstream press have been lately, or
is LinuxHardware.org cheering too strongly for the home-town team?
My experience so far with the VR3 is somewhere in the middle,
although I share of the of same frustrations as the brighthand
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