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LinuxPR: Online comics for your Palm, thanks to Linux

Jun 16, 2000, 00:22 (1 Talkback[s])

"Online Comic Strip "Waiting For Bob" Launches Mobile Edition; Linux And Open Source Software Is Mentioned In Cynical Attention Ploy"

"Waiting for Bob, a popular web comic strip (www.waitingforbob.com), is now available in a mobile edition for users of the AvantGo wireless Web service (www.avantgo.com). AvantGo's service and free software allow users of PalmOS and Windows CE PDAs to download web pages for mobile reading." The mobile edition of Waiting for Bob is optimized for viewing on PDAs (personal digital assistants) like the Palm IIIxe, Handspring Visor, or Compaq Aero."

"Everything involved in creating the comic, except one copy of Adobe Photoshop, is open source software. The web site is created and hosted on the Linux operating system, and uses the popular back-end scripting language PHP. (For more information on Linux and PHP, visit http://www.linux.org or http://www.php.net.)" Open source software means that instead of spending our money on expensive and buggy development tools, we can spend it on liquor and international jet travel," said Katrin. "Or so Doug tells me. I just use Photoshop."

"Waiting for Bob chronicles the life and times of three twentysomethings: Sean, a bon vivant couch potato; Jane, a neurotic and reluctant yuppie; and Bernie, a hedonistic geek girl. A new comic strip is posted every weekday at http://www.waitingforbob.com/. The AvantGo channel may be added to your existing AvantGo account by visiting http://avantgo.com/channels/detail.html?cha_id=1594."

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