"A Web pad running the free Linux operating system was
demonstrated for the first time by South Korean hardware
manufacturer LG at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover, Germany this
week. The Linux operating system kernel, developed by volunteer
programmers and distributed for free over the internet, means that
LG will not be tied to a third part proprietary software maker,
company representatives said."
"The device was demonstrated running on the latest version of
the Linux kernel, 2.4. The Digital iPad, first unveiled in January,
is aimed at home users wanting Internet access and multimedia
thrills without all the bells and whistles of a conventional
"The iPad comes with an Integrated Web browser and Linux-based
MP3 and MPEG4 players and can connect to the Internet over a
wireless 802.11lb LAN that reaches up to 100 metres, according to
the company. A spokesman for LG at CeBIT said that the product may
come with other connectivity solutions, however, including possibly
a "PDA style slot" for mobile phones."
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