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New Linux support for handheld computer hot-sync

Sep 26, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Edmonton, Alberta — (press release excerpt) — Alta Terra Ventures Corp. today announced the launch of their new BearOps Handheld Linx for Linux product. The
product is a suite of tools that allows users to transfer information from popular Palm and Handspring PDAs, as well as from Texas Instrument calculators, to most Linux operating systems.

The BearOps Handheld Linx for Linux has been successfully completed, and is now going into production. It has been tested on the BearOps Linux Desktop OS, on Mandrake 8.0, and on Red Hat 7.1 . This unique product will allow users to hot-sync or backup their handheld units, such as their Palm Pilot or Handspring Visor, to their Linux operating system. The product suite comes with 3 different hotsync programs: jpilot, kpilot, and gpilot. It also includes full user manual support, and includes 100 freeware and shareware games, applications, and utilities for use on PalmOS devices. As a bonus, the package includes the Texas Instrument Linking Program, which allows students to hotsync or backup their TI83 and above scientific and graphing calculators to their Linux operating systems.

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