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[News] Rumour: Palm Uses GNU/Linux to Enter Sub-notebooks Market

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Palm Could Be Working on a webOS-Based Netbook

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| Palm is going release an inexpensive laptop running its new webOS, if an 
| unconfirmed report from an industry analyst is correct. 
| The webOS is going to debut soon on the Palm Pre, a smartphone being released 
| by Sprint. But Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research says Palm is also 
| working on a netbook that will run this same operating system.  


Palm’s Foleo may rise from the dead with WebOS



Palm Foleo: Not such a dumb concept after all?

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| If the sudden rush into subnotebooks by major PC vendors is any indication, 
| it's worth considering whether Palm's Foleo wasn't such a lame idea. 
| Photos of a subnotebook from Hewlett-Packard, reportedly called the HP Compaq 
| 2133, showed up on the Web recently. And another major PC vendor, Acer, is 
| also rumored to be entering the subnotebook fray sometime soon.   
| [...]
| Not coincidentally, the impetus for HP's experimentation in this category was 
| its concern over the very low price tag Asus was able to stick on the Eee PC. 
| Selling the mini-notebook at $399, even if it's a secondary PC and runs 
| Linux, gives it a serious chance to further chip away at the 
| already-declining average selling prices for notebook PCs. (The 2133 from HP 
| will have an entry level model priced at $499, and will have a Via processor, 
| we're told.)      



Palm Says Foleo 2 Still on Track

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| Palm FoleoAccording to the Wireless Week industry trade journal, a new 
| version of the cancelled Foleo Mobile Companion running on Palm's 
| next-generation Linux OS is still very much in Palm’s future product plans...  


Palm Looking For Linux Developers

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| The success of the 2.5-pound device — which turns on and off instantly, touts 
| an easy-to-use interface and promises five hours of battery life — could 
| depend on how programmers react to it this week at the LinuxWorld conference 
| in San Francisco.   


Palm Foleo with Linux threatens the Laptop

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| The Palm Foleo is joining a list of MID (Mobile Internet Devices) like the 
| Nokia N800 and Asus Eee that use a lightweight version of Linux but the main 
| advantage of the Foleo is its instant on feature.  While traditional “Linux” 
| may be too difficult for the average user to handle, these highly integrated 
| implementations of Linux have no problem being adopted by the masses.  That 
| could pose a problem for Microsoft in the long run if these devices ever get 
| widespread adoption.       


Palm Foleo First Thoughts

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| If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video should be worth a 
| whole volume. That's why Brian Beeler and I recorded a brief video 
| overview of the Foleo, which will hopefully give you a better idea of 
| what it will be like to use the first mobile companion yourself.


Pair of Palm ISVs promise Foleo ports

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| Two ISVs (independent software vendors) have announced plans to port 
| their commercial applications to Palm's forthcoming Linux- and 
| ARM-based miniature laptop. 


Live from LinuxWorld: the Palm Foleo

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| Currently, developers can build apps for the device by signing up with the 
| Palm Developer Network; one of the guys at the stand told me that a free SDK 
| should be available later on. Unfortunately, the Palm folks haven’t built an 
| X server for the machine yet, so porting graphical programs could be out the 
| question. That said, with only 128MB RAM, you wouldn’t want to be running 
| OpenOffice.org on this thing anyway...     


Palm Foleo: the exclusive first and final hands-on

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| The irony is so thick we're almost drowning in it, but we had to see this 
| thing through to the end. 

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