"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."