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AllLinuxDevices: Weekly Roundup: July 19

Jul 20, 2000, 16:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Welcome to the AllLinuxDevices weekly roundup for July 19, 2000. This is a summary of the big news events and interesting features we've carried over the past week, and a look ahead."

"Our ongoing look at Linux handhelds continued on Friday with a look at the Samsung/G.Mate Yopy. Slated for release in mid-August, the Yopy is the first Linux-based PDA, and it packs a remarkable amount of multi-media punch. Using the lightweight W Window system and the associated W Toolkit, the Yopy will be open to development by whoever cares to download the source and start hacking. A quick visit to the Flash-heavy www.yopy.com indicates a wireless portal service may be launched in conjunction with the handheld, but few details are available."

"Twenty-three Asian electronics companies joined to form EMBLIX: the Japan Embedded Linux Consortium, a group formed around the goal of extending Linux further as an embedded platform for consumer development. ... Some are taking the event as further evidence that a line is being drawn against Microsoft in the looming battle for the palms of the world. Others believe Linux will eventually control the embedded market, even if Microsoft continues to dominate the desktop."

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