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Jun 19, 2005, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Freelance software developer Matthew Allum was simply 'scratching an itch' when he created the Matchbox Window Manager, a lightweight program designed to more efficiently run X11 applications on handheld devices. But Allum's project worked so well, it caught the attention of a giant in the handheld space.

"Allum became enamored with the idea of running Linux on a Compaq Ipaq in 2000 when he saw screenshots published by Compaq that showed the Ipaq happily running Linux..."

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