NewsForge: Tiny Open Source Window Manager Catches a Giant's Eye
Jun 19, 2005, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
"Freelance software developer Matthew Allum was simply
'scratching an itch' when he created the Matchbox Window Manager, a
lightweight program designed to more efficiently run X11
applications on handheld devices. But Allum's project worked so
well, it caught the attention of a giant in the handheld space.
"Allum became enamored with the idea of running Linux on a
Compaq Ipaq in 2000 when he saw screenshots published by Compaq
that showed the Ipaq happily running Linux..."