Technologies Inc. Creates Operating System Choice for Palm Users and Palm-Compatible
"Just as the PC market shifted radically when the operating system was unbundled from the hardware, we believe that the Palm-compatible market is going to explode with the release of our embedded LinuxDA O/S," said Paul Leung, President and CEO of Empower Technologies.
"The consumer and licensee markets are definitely ready," said Paul Leung. "When we released the demo version of LinuxDA O/S for Palm just over a month ago, the download rate on our web site was over 30,000 copies in under three weeks.
" LinuxDA O/S v1.0 DBE replaces the Palm O/S within the actual handheld device, but still remains fully compatible with the Palm and Palm-compatible hardware, providing a flexible and powerful operating system choice for consumers. Using the open source Linux kernel, Empower Technologies has designed LinuxDA O/S to be the first Linux compatible O/S scaled down for Palm and Palm-compatible CPU platforms. Just as with the original Palm O/S, LinuxDA can back up to a desktop PC and is able to utilize handwriting recognition for data input.
Empower Technologies has made the full version available to consumers who currently operate a Palm device, but the company is actively seeking additional Palm-compatible manufacturers as licensing partners.
"We are very pleased to have secured a licensing agreement with Empower Technologies Inc.," said David Chang, Vice President of Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), one of the leading motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan. "We believe that the availability of a Linux Palm-compatible operating system will serve to provide more choice to consumers."
APlux Communications (APlux), another leading Taiwan-based Palm-compatible manufacturer, has also signed a licensing deal with Empower Technologies to install the LinuxDA operating system on its PDA products. APlux, a subsidiary of Procomp Informatics Ltd., specializes in the development of wireless handheld devices and intelligent appliances.
The full version of LinuxDA O/S v1.0 DBE is available for purchase from the Empower Technologies product web site at www.linuxda.com.
Empower Technologies Inc.
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