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ConnectedUser: Syncronizing Linux iPAQ with Microsoft Outlook

Nov 19, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Schmidt)

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"The following article will describe how it is possible to syncronize an iPAQ running Linux with Microsoft Outlook. The tested configuration consisted of a Windows2000 desktop connected through a serial cable to an iPAQ H3850 running Familiar 0.6.1 Linux distribution and Opie. It should also be possible to use a USB connection.

"The main source of information for this article was http://opie.handhelds.org/wiki/index.php/OpieSyncing. At this source there are two applications listed which should provide syncing functionality: Qtopia Desktop and IntelliSync. I could not get Qtopia Desktop to connect with the iPAQ so I switched to IntelliSync with greater sucess. IntelliSync can be downloaded from http://more.sbc.co.jp/slj/download.asp even though it says it is an update.

"It is assumed there exists a working PPP connection between the desktop and iPAQ. Instructions for setting up this connection can be found on Familiar's website (http://www.handhelds.org/z/wiki/WindowsTwoKPPP). It also assumes Outlook is installed on the desktop. I used Outlook2002 which was included with the iPAQ H3850..."

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