This is a discussion on TuxMobil News - Linux on laptops, PDAs, mobile phones 11/2003 - Portable ; Hello, this month's TuxMobil News digest has again good news for Linux PDA, mobile phone and laptop users. I have made an extract of the most important messages below. Werner Heuser |=| SHARP continues their Linux PDA series. Their new ...
this month's TuxMobil News digest has again good news for Linux PDA, mobile
phone and laptop users. I have made an extract of the most important
|=| SHARP continues their Linux PDA series. Their new Zaurus SL-C860 ships
November 27th for the Japanese market. The SL-6000 was announced for early
in 2004. OPIE 1.0.3 and OpenZaurus 3.3.5 were released. See also
the first issue of the OpenZaurus Newsletter. Finally FreshMeat
has become aware of the changes in the PDA market and
renamed the "Palm" Section To "Handhelds".
|=| Some vendors refuse to release specs or even a binary Linux driver for their
WLAN cards. ndiswrapper by Pontus Fuchs tries to solve this by making a
kernel module that can load Microsoft-Windows NDIS drivers. Currently only
BroadCom chips are supported. In the meanwhile Linuxant has made a commercial
end-user license available for DriverLoader. This driver uses a similar
approach, but supports some more chipsets, including the WLAN chip comming
with Intel's Centrino[tm] technology.
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