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The Register: Korean developer ports Linux to Palm

Nov 12, 1999, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Korean operation OSK has released what it claims is the first version of Linux for the Palm handheld organiser. In fact, it's not the first -- that honour must go to µCLinux but OSK's WindStone does appear to be the first implementation of the open source OS' kernel to provide PalmOS compatibility too."

"WindStone is based on three components, the Kernel Environment, which is actually based on µClinux, itself derived from version 2.0 of the Linux kernel; the Graphics Environment, which provides "a high-speed graphics engine for embedded devices"; and the Portable Environment, which is the PalmOS binary compatibility module."

"Right now, WindStone runs on the Palm's Motorola Dragonball CPU, but OSK says it plans to port the software over to Intel and ARM processors, at which point it can begin to promote WindStone as the basis for embedded applications."

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