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LinuxPlanet: PDAs, Anyone? Linux Arena Almost Abounds

Feb 10, 2003, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"Just a couple of years ago, you'd be hard pressed to find a laptop pre-installed with Linux. no matter where you looked. At last month's LinuxWorld show, though, there were multiple displays of even smaller Linux-enabled devices.

"Locations of the Linux PDAs included booths of hardware heavyhitters IBM, AMD and Sharp. IBM used LinuxWorld as a launch platform for its PowerPC 405LP PDA reference design. The new design calls for a palm-sized handheld based on IBM's PowerPC chips.

"In a demo at the IBM booth, Michael McGinnis admitted that he spent lots of time at the New York show trying to drum up interest among OEMs..."

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