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Old 09-04-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question Anyone know anything about linux on a palm pilot?

I heard through a friend that it's possible to actually install linux onto a palm pilot? Does anyone know anything about this? If you know anything, post here. Thanks a bunch, if this rumors true...its pretty cool. Peace Out....Ciao
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Thumbs up yes, possible, but not too useful last time I looked


Yes, LINUX can indeed be installed onto a Palm handheld. Believe
it or not, you use your desktop machine as a dumb terminal over
the serial line, as the console!

I checked it out about a year ago, and at that time it was very
immature, and did not have a screen driver yet.

Check out I see there has
been some activity, somewhat recently...

Old 09-12-2003, 10:28 PM   #3
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From that Palm Linux page it appears they're working on getting kernel 2.0.39 running. I doubt there's as much activity in the Linux-on-Palm arena as for some other handhelds. Specifically the Sharp Zaurus and similar ARM-based machines.

Some Zaurus resources:

I can SSH into and SCP from/to my Zaurus, view/edit MS Word and Excel documents, browse the web, etc.. There are Nintendo and Gameboy emulators and even an Atari-ST emulator I just recently saw an announcement for. MP3/OGG players, MPEG/DIVX video playback, etc... Very cool to have this much power in a shirt pocket!


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