"If you're like me, you'd forget everything without a
trusty PIM. For me, it's a rapidly aging Palm III. Unfortunately,
Palm doesn't produce software for operating systems other than
Windows and the MacOS. Naturally, *nix geeks don't want to have to
maintain a Windows system just to sync their Palm Pilot or Palm
compatible. Luckily, there are some options. My favorite Palm Pilot
management tool is J-Pilot. J-Pilot has a similar look and feel to
the Palm software for Windows, but it lets you manage your
information on a Linux or other UNIX-type operating system.
Many Linux distributions come with J-Pilot. To set it up, simply
install the right packages at installation.
If you're compiling J-Pilot from source or getting binary
packages from the J-Pilot Web site, you'll need a few things (in
addition to the J-Pilot source) to set it up. J-Pilot requires the
GTK libraries (version 1.2 or higher) and also requires you to have
the Pilot Link software installed. With those, and the standard
compilers and such, you should be able to compile J-Pilot for just
about any UNIX-type OS."