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Carrypad: Linux-Based UMPCs. Update and epiOS Interview

Jul 23, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Slowly but surely, UMPC [ultra-mobile PC] owners are trying Linux on their devices. First we saw John Tokash succesfuly boot Damn Small Linux on the eo/easybook/t700 and we even had some success ourselves with it on the Easybook P7. Then we saw Mozy.org report success with Linux on the Sony UX series and now, Linux on the Samsung Q1. But there are problems. Here we discuss some of the issues and put some questions to Sascha Pallenberg, founder and MD of the VIA-focused Linux distribution epiOS.

"There's a common thread in all of the reports we see about Linux on UMPC's and thats the lack of support for the special features of the UMPC. Small screen resolution, touch-screen hardware and handwriting resolution are the most obvious but there are other UMPC-specific hardware components to consider..."

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