"Ever get the urge to design and program your own PDA
applications? You may get your chance early next spring. Royal,
makers of the daVinci line of bargain personal digital assistants
(PDAs) will unveil the DV6 and the DV7, the first two Linux-based
"Linux is a so-called open source architecture PC operating
system. This means that almost anyone can fiddle with the source
code to create new applications programs, unlike the Windows and
Macintosh operating systems, which require licensing."
"Packaged with the two new Royal PDAs will be a CD-ROM filled
with applications as well as the Linux OS source code, which will
allow adventurous users to write their own PDA applications."