"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'
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