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    Does anyone know if there is a linux distro which can be installed on a handheld device or if there are any handhelds you can buy with it on?

    by handheld i mean like a PDA or Psion type device

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    I know there is a PDA out there that u can get that has linux on already... i think its a Zaurus, but will try and find out for you exactly what it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdousley
    I know there is a PDA out there that u can get that has linux on already... i think its a Zaurus, but will try and find out for you exactly what it is
    Yes...the Sharp Zaurus. It's a pretty sweet PDA (especially the newest...SL6000). There is an open distro to go on it called OpenZaurus that's different from Sharp's (I believe it uses a different widget set by default and is more compatible with normal Linux software).

    I've also read about people getting Linux to run on an iPaq, too (http://www.ipaqlinux.com/), though anything but the Zaurus would be a bugger to get going as they don't have keyboards.
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