Carrypad: Linux-Based UMPCs. Update and epiOS Interview
Jul 23, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."