"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
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."