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The Register: Sharp Linux PDA to be first next-gen Amiga device

Apr 02, 2001, 12:29 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"Amiga's next-generation operating system is at long, long last to get a home of its own: Sharp's upcoming Linux version of the Zaurus PDA."

"While Sharp's comments on the new device have focused on Linux and Java as the twin foundations of its plan to return to the top of the PDA totem pole, we noticed that the Java implementation the company will use is UK software developer Tao's Intent Java Edition, a kind of platform-independent hybrid Java virtual machine/just-in-time compiler."

"Now, Tao's technology also forms the basis of Amiga's Amiga Digital Environment. Amiga DE is essentially an object-oriented rich media operating environment designed to be scalable across multiple devices from cellphone to PCs, and - thanks to Tao - operable on almost any CPU."

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