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O'Reilly Network: Linux PDAs: There's Rustling in the Bushes

Sep 02, 2000, 11:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derrick Story)

"The PDA landscape is coming into focus. Palm has established a wide user base and appeals to developers who want broad exposure to their applications. The PocketPC, round three, has emerged with both guns blazing, offering beautiful color resolution, multimedia, and seamless integration with Windows desktop computers. And the Linux PDAs, er, well, are rare and definitely niche oriented."

"As we scan the Linux horizon, two devices in particular, the Yopy and the PocketLinux, have caught the eye of those yearning for a Linux-based PDA. I originally discussed the Yopy PDA back in May 2000 with the article All Linux PDA, Fact or Fiction?. At the time of the article, the Yopy was much more promise than actual PDA."

"PocketLinux, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to this space. They occupied one of the most popular booths at the recent LinuxWorld in San Jose, CA, and have taken a different road to Linux PDA nirvana by writing the software and porting it to existing devices. I'll also take a look at their new offering in the second part of this article."

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