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Sys-Con France: Linux on PDAs: Linux in Your Vest Pocket

Oct 23, 2005, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)

"If you're Ian Molton, a 26-year-old developer in England, it's just another mountain to climb on the way to delivering a functional Linux on the Toshiba line of Pocket PCs. He's been trying to stuff Linux into places that neither God nor man intended for quite some time now. 'I've always been on small systems really,' Molton says. 'I started on the Acorn Archimedes. It ran an operating system called RISC-OS that's a relatively simple operating system. It hasn't got memory protection and all the things that Linux has now. But that got me interested in messing around with the operating system itself because it was really, really easy to get into the operating system on that particular setup. Without memory protection you could play with the registers, Basic even. I moved from that into Linux on ARM-based devices. First just running it as a desktop on the Archimedes and later on programming the kernel...'"

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