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Mobile Linux stack gains MS file viewer

Feb 13, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

MontaVista has integrated a mobile office suite from DataViz in its Mobilinux 5.0 Linux distribution. Documents To Go is said to enable users to open and view Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint email attachments directly on Linux-based mobile devices such as phones.

(Click for larger view of the Documents To Go picture viewer)

MontaVista will resell Documents To Go to mobile device developers and manufacturers, says the company, and will collaborate with DataViz to add file editing, file creation, and other features to the Mobilinux 5.0 version of the application. This is the first Linux implementation for Documents To Go, which is available for Palm, Windows, and Symbian operating systems, with a Blackberry implementation coming soon.


Documents To Go slideshow viewer

Stated Jim Ready, CTO and founder of MontaVista, “DataViz and MontaVista are currently working with a major hardware manufacturer to enable its mobile customers to work with the types of documents they most commonly use. We expect many more mobile developers to be eager to provide Documents To Go functionality to their device users.”


Documents To Go spreadsheet viewer

Availability

MontaVista Mobilinux 5.0 with Documents To Go is available immediately from MontaVista, says the company. More information on Documents To Go may be available at the DataViz website.


 
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