Palm compatible Linux O/S Release
A new Linux replacement for the Palm O/S
Technologies Inc. has announced the release of the first
major operating system (O/S) upgrade for Palm IIIx and Palm
IIIxe handhelds. Empower Technologies' claims their Linux
DA O/S is faster, more powerful, and more robust than the
original Palm O/S. Empower is the first company to offer a
replacement to the Palm O/S, providing Palm handheld users
and other PDA manufacturers with an alternative to the Palm
The Linux DA O/S replaces the Palm O/S on the handheld device
but is fully compatible with Palm's hardware. Using the open
source Linux kernel, Empower Technologies has designed Linux
DA O/S to be a Linux compatible O/S scaled down for the Motorola
Dragonball CPU platform used by all current Palm handhelds.
A demo version of Linux O/S for Palm IIIx and IIIxe, is now available
for free download from Empower Technologies at www.linuxda.com.
The demo version includes Address, Schedule, Calculator, and game
The company will be launching an e-commerce site to allow consumers
to purchase the full version of the Linux DA O/S in the near future.
The commercial release will add Memo, Expenses and To-Do List apps,
along with a synchronization utility, for the retail price of $39.99.
Empower also planing a release of a Palm Vx compatible version
of their Linux DA O/S.
About Empower Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Empower Technologies Inc.
is an company that brings the power and flexibility of the Linux
Operating System to the Consumer Electronics Industry and emerging
Intelligent Appliance Market. Incorporated in February 2000, Empower
Technologies has established several offices throughout the world,
the most important being its Canadian R&D Center, located in
Richmond, British Columbia.