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Old 02-15-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Linux based Palm OS


Looks like we're not far away from looking at a linux-native PDA. I've been looking for a new PDA, I may hold back and see where this is going. Here is the link to the article

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1926513,00.asp
 
Old 03-06-2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Interesting.
My iPAQ just died recently, and I decided it was time to get a Linux PDA. I've been looking around a little bit. I was considering getting a Sharp Zaurus, but they're hard to get in the States now that Sharp isn't distributing them here anymore.
Maybe I can stand to wait a year and get a Linux-based Palm. That might be nice.
 
Old 03-06-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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This sounds very enticing, it's great to see the industry shifting towards open-source firmwares and OS's in devices.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 09:44 AM   #4
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It's really becoming the most cost-effective and sensible way to do it, I think. Instead of re-inventing a complete operating-system to run on your new hardware, you use a good one that already exists. And "open source" enables you to do that (whether the source-code that you use is free, or purchased, or both). I think that we will see more and more momentum building in this direction.

After all, Apple (which is now a household name, at the front of common retail stores like Target) was able to move their OS/X system quite seamlessly from one hardware platform to another ... and to deliver, not only on their promises, but also on their schedule. Compared to, say, Vista/Longhorn "Windows Not-There" that's actually saying a lot about the engineering superiority of the approach. Probably makes the investors a whole lot more comfortable, too.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 09:22 AM   #5
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If you can't wait for a Linux driven Palm PDA, consider a Palm LifeDrive... There is a project in the works to port Linux to it,... and has made some substantial headway... Missing are only power management, wifi, bluetooth and some stability issues.

http://hackndev.com/palm/ld

Pretty substantial progress for an effort without a ton of people behind it...
 
  


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