"It wasn't too long ago that mentioning Linux and handhelds
at the same time was an invitation for eye-rolling and accusations
of not knowing when to be practical. The more humorless would
point at the project to port Linux to the Palm platform and say,
"It's too underpowered! How can Linux be worth anything crammed
"In the last year, though, it's become clear that handheld
computing is nothing to make fun of. Handheld organizers like the
Palm, Handspring, and a wide variety of Windows CE/Pocket PC
machines have proven there are billions of dollars to be made in
putting the power to organize, remember, communicate, and even play
into something that fits into a shirt pocket."
"We're also once again invited to consider the creativity and
ingenuity of the Free Software community when confronted with an
interesting challenge: the indications are that Linux will soon be
just about everywhere, and even its most ardent fans will have a
hard time recognizing it, because "Linux on a handheld" doesn't
have to mean "struggling with a command line interface using
Graffiti" or "running FVWM2 on a repurposed WinCE machine."
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