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CNN: Linux looks for a home in iPaq handheld

Nov 17, 2001, 01:24 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Tuxia, a German maker of embedded Linux operating systems for television set-top boxes and other computing devices, has chosen Comdex as the place to promote its open-source operating system for Compaq Computer's iPaq handheld computer.

The company will release an iPaq version of Linux and also will release a development kit for building applications to run on the device, Franz Hintermayr, cofounder and chief marketing officer of Tuxia, says here at the Comdex trade show. The software will be available for download from Tuxia's Web site at no cost.

The new version of Linux for the handheld device will feature a range of programs, including e-mail applications, an MP3 player, and the popular video game "Doom." It will also come with an implementation of the open-source Mozilla Web browser, called Nanozilla, which has the features of the desktop version of the software. It's the first time the browser, developed by Mozilla.org, will be available for the iPaq, Hintermayr says."

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