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AllLinuxDevices: MyLinux Project Launches Developer Program: Linux PDA's from Cheap Parts

Dec 14, 2000, 17:25 (0 Talkback[s])

"The MyLinux PDA project is out to produce a Linux-based PDA out of low-cost, readily available components. The project has some beta units to give out to developers interested in participating."

"From the project site:"

"Developer Edition units are designed to feature the functionality at a very low development cost. The basic idea is to get everything quickly working using as many low-cost, commercially available components. In order to quickly get units into the hands of developers so that the Open Source code base may grow, the hardware engineering team looks at Developer Edition units as hardware representations of the final product. Final product version feature things like sexy, custom designed plastics and keys, ergonomic layout of buttons and switches and contoured moldings that fit the hand. As you can imagine, custom plastic designs and toolings are very expensive. They take considerable time and money to produce. In the 6-8 weeks for a design and 12-16 weeks for tooling, a whole lot of code is written using Developer Edition units."

Complete Story, with a picture of a prototype.