Dan_42
(veteran)
06/03/05 01:25 AM
Palm-Linux OS?

According to a lot of rumor sites & whatnot (recently Brighthand.com), it seems that the next incarnation of the Palm OS will be running on top of a Linux base.

Sounds great...(really) -

What I'm wondering is: Does this mean that Palm desktop software may actually be supported on Linux (on home PC's) or, is the modified Linux kernel used in the Palm PDA basically the only Linux part of the project?

(K-pilot and Gnome-pilot have worked okay for me, but not as smoothly as the native Palm software)

While I'd like to think that Palmsource would port the Palm Desktop software over to Linux, I'd also imagine that they may not want to do that (since if they did so, would they have to open up their source code)?

Does anyone here have any idea of the extent of Palm's future support for Linux users (especially given that their new OS will be basically another form of Linux)?

Just wondering.



Contact the Folks at MobileTechReview.com | Privacy statement Go to mobiletechreview.com homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5