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Linux inches toward acceptance on PDAs [NetworkWorldFusion]

Nov 21, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Douglas F. Gray of IDG News Service writes about the growing attention being paid to Linux as a prospective operating system for PDAs. Gray writes . . .

“Over the past few years, advocates of the Linux operating system have mounted several failed offensives to try and conquer the desktop, but at the same time a less visible battle has been going on in the personal digital assistant market. The difference? Linux may actually have a chance on PDAs.”

“Several personal organizers running Linux were on display at this year's Comdex trade show in Las Vegas, including Sharp's upcoming Zaurus, which will be the Japanese electronics giant's first PDA for the U.S. to ship with the operating system installed. South Korea's Gmate, meanwhile, showed its Yopy device, and a German company launched a version of Linux designed to run on Compaq's iPAQ.”

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