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CNN.com: Linux inches toward acceptance on PDAs

Nov 26, 2001, 16:01 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

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"Over the past few years, advocates of the Linux operating system have mounted several failed offensives to try and conquer the desktop, but at the same time a less visible battle has been going on in the PDA (personal digital assistant) market.

The difference between them? Linux may actually have a chance on PDAs.

Several personal organizers running Linux were on display at this year's Comdex trade show in Las Vegas, including Sharp Corp.'s upcoming Zaurus, which will be the Japanese electronics giant's first PDA for the U.S. to ship with the operating system installed. South Korea's Gmate Inc., meanwhile, showed its Yopy device, and a German company launched a version of Linux designed to run on Compaq Computer Corp.'s iPaq."

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