Geekspeak: August 6, 2001
Empower establishes a Linux outpost on Palm handheldsDriven on by an open-source development community that refuses to rest until it has coaxed the Linux operating system onto everything from the largest supercomputers to the little remote-car-door-opener devices we carry on our key chains, Linux has landed in a new location. The latest chapter in the Linux manifest destiny saga stars Empower Technologies, which, with the demo release of Linux DA, brings Linux to Palm III- and V-series handhelds.
I was able to replace Palm OS on a Palm IIIxe device with Linux DA without much trouble. Once Id loaded it, I was impressed by how well Linux DA matched other Palm devices in speed and interface design.