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InfoWorld: AMD Demos Alchemy-Based PDA Running Linux

Aug 08, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sumner Lemon)

[ Thanks to Michael for this link. ]

"Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is showing off a reference design for a PDA (personal digital assistant) based on its Alchemy Au1100 processor running Linux at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, according to the company.

"The Au1100-based PDA reference design runs Metrowerks' Linux-based OpenPDA suite of software. OpenPDA includes an embedded Linux kernel and a range of software designed for use in PDAs, including games and software for playing music and video files, as well as Trolltech AS's Qtopia multilingual user interface, Opera Software ASA's Opera Web browser, and support for both Personal Java and J2ME (Java 2 Platform Micro Edition).

"OpenPDA also includes a suite of personal productivity applications, including a calendar, contact management, to-do list, e-mail client, and a text editor..."

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