Linux on PDAs

Why Linux for PDAs?

 

Modern OS

Linux is a modern operating system with: protected memory, virtual memory, preemptive multitasking, TCP/IP Stack.

Standards/Portability

Kernel and C library offer POSIX APIs.

Open Source Code

The source code of Linux is freely available under the GPL license. There are no restrictions to use it and improve it.

Scalability

Linux works from 386CPUs up (there are even ports for 286) as well as on other CPUs (MIPS, Crusoe, 68000, ....). On S/390 machines up to mainframe computers and clusters.

Costs

manufacturers save developement costs
based on some notes from vhl-tools (http://vhl-tools.sourceforge.net/)
 

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