Access Mobile Linux

I've been a loyal Palm user for years so I find myself following their development of Access Linux pretty closely.

If you have a Treo 680P or any other P model, you probably can relate to my pain -- any third party app you install seems to throw it in to a tizzy of random reboots. Don't even get me started with what happened once I installed ChatterMail. And yet I can't give up this weird little Palm addiction I have.

Access Linux is intended to significantly enhance the features and functionality of future Treo smartphones with faster UI responsiveness, simultaneous voice and data usage, multi-tasking, better battery life and WiFi capabilities (oh, don't tease me, Palm!). They even promise backward compatibility to existing PalmOS apps.

Here's a video I found demo-ing Access Linux. It's very iPhone-esque:

Now we just have to wait another 9 months or so for it's release. That's like 7 years in smartphone years.


Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I've been close to getting a

Timothy Reese's picture

I've been close to getting a Palm a few times, but for one reason or another haven't as of yet. I was watching the demo and kept thinking how similar to my LG Viewty phone it is. The ways in which the features work look quite close, though it looks like there are several other options in addition. I'll have to take a closer look at this when it is released, and think about getting one if it impresses.

(VoIP Provider Webmaster)

White Paper
Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

Linux has become a key foundation for supporting today's rapidly growing IT environments. Linux is being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and has evolved from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases, physically, virtually, and in the cloud. As Linux grows in importance in terms of value to the business, managing Linux environments to high standards of service quality — availability, security, and performance — becomes an essential requirement for business success.

Learn More

Sponsored by Red Hat

White Paper
Private PaaS for the Agile Enterprise

If you already use virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to leveraging the power of the cloud. Virtualization offers the promise of limitless resources, but how do you manage that scalability when your DevOps team doesn’t scale? In today’s hypercompetitive markets, fast results can make a difference between leading the pack vs. obsolescence. Organizations need more benefits from cloud computing than just raw resources. They need agility, flexibility, convenience, ROI, and control.

Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service technology from ActiveState extends your private cloud infrastructure by creating a private PaaS to provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your enterprise.

Learn More

Sponsored by ActiveState