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GNULinux.org: Synching your Palm Pilot to Linux is a "synch"

Jul 01, 2000, 16:12 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Jackman)

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"Linux attracts many business users due to its new, superb graphical user interfaces and programs such as Sun's Star Office and Corel's WordPerfect. These programs rival Microsoft Office, but without the high price. But if you're a business person using a Palm Pilot, you wouldn't want to adopt Linux until you could sync your PDA to your desktop. What if I told you that you could, and it was easy? Okay, almost easy. This is Linux, after all. Read on and learn how."

"In this article, I'll be describing two graphically-based applications for syncing to the desktop, KPilot, and J-Pilot. While J-Pilot is my strong preference, KPilot comes with some KDE-based distributions, and so is easier to install "out of the box." You can also set up and use a console-based tool called pilot-link, if you're a power user and you like to use the command line. ... Pilot-link, like KPilot, may already be installed on your setup."

"The syncing program you want to use depends upon your taste. Try both, if you wish, before you choose. Personally, I recommend J-Pilot, as KPilot lacks many of the features you'd want, and still has quite a few bugs. But before you take my opinion, you may want to check the latest release. KPilot has a beta version of 3.1.9 that may be more stable, and better featured. I won't go so far as to say KPilot "styncs" because it's a step in the right direction."

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