AllLinuxDevices: Fact Sheet: IBM's Linux Wrist Watch
Aug 07, 2000, 14:38 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IBM researchers are successfully running Linux and X11 (a
popular graphics library) on a device the size of a wrist watch,
demonstrating the viability of the operating system across all
platforms, from large enterprise servers, to medium-sized and small
servers, workstations, desktop systems, laptops and now the
smallest intelligent devices."
"With Linux rapidly becoming an industry standard, it's
important that developers be able to create new applications across
all platforms, including pervasive devices, and the intent of IBM's
research is to further that work."
"Designed to communicate wirelessly with PCs, cell phones
and other wireless-enabled devices, the "smart watch" will have the
ability to view condensed email messages and directly receive
pager-like messages. In addition, the watch will provide users with
calendar, address book and to-do list functions. Future
enhancements will include a high-resolution screen and applications
that will allow the watch to be used as an access device for
various Internet-based services such as up-to-the-minute
information about weather, traffic conditions, the stock market,
sports results and so on."