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ZDNet: Linux sets its sights on the PDA market

Nov 14, 2000, 21:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

"In the last week alone, there have been two major announcements of new Embedded Linux support for PDAs and other handheld personal computing devices. The most recent such news came from Trolltech, creator of the well known Qt graphical user interface (GUI) toolkit that forms the basis of the popular KDE Linux windowing environment. Trolltech's announcement followed within two days of a similar announcement by Century Software, the commercial distributor of the open source Microwindows "mini" windowing/GUI environment for Linux."

"Those announcements were just the latest two among an accelerating sequence of Linux PDA developments. Let's take a look at some highlights of the Linux PDA support that has emerged thus far this year. We'll break the announcements into two categories: PDAs that use Linux as the internal operating system; and Linux-based operating system packages that support multiple PDAs."

"While there are rumors of many new Linux-based PDAs being developed, here are several that have already been announced..."

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