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LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux for iPAQ

Aug 10, 2000, 22:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Century Software Embedded Technologies, a leader in open source applications technologies for embedded Linux, today announced the availability of a Linux-based windowing system and graphical development environment for the new Compaq iPAQ handheld computer. The open source and binary distribution includes a color windowing system, touch screen input, handwriting recognition, Internet browsing and a software development kit for new applications development. This environment, coupled with MontaVista Software Inc.'s Hard Hat Linux operating system and tools, allows the iPAQ's Microsoft Pocket PC operating system to be replaced with a graphical system running Linux instead."

"Introducing our Linux-based graphical environment so quickly after the iPAQ's introduction will allow Linux developers around the world to take advantage of the iPAQ hardware platform and enable Linux applications developers to keep pace with Microsoft," said Gregory Haerr, CEO of Century Software."

"The iPAQ hardware allows the operating system and windowing environment to be reloaded into flash memory using a serial cable download. The full environment, including touch-screen operability and Internet browsing, will be shown during Linux Expo next week by MontaVista Software in booth #208, and in Applied Data Systems' booth #1214."

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