OpenMoko Running on a Palm TX

OpenMoko Palm TXOpenMoko is a Linux based open source project to build a fully open smartphone operating system and hardware. The enterprising Palm hackers at Hack&Dev have recently had some sucess in getting a current build of OpenMoko to run on a Palm TX and have posted a series of pictures and some instructions.

OpenMoko isn't going to replace the Palm OS on the TX anytime soon as there are a number of issues and incompatibilities. It is primarily designed for a 640x480 screen, so a lot of work had to be done to scale it down to the TX's 480x320 resolution and some elements do not make the transition well. The other main issue is that the OpenMoko software is still in its very early stages and much of it is not even functional yet. Still quite an interesting example of mobile Linux hacking skills.

OpenMoko Linux Palm TX

Thanks to TamsPalm for the tip.

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t3h @ 4/21/2007 4:13:17 AM # Q
Cool. I've had GPE and Opie running on my Palm, they were fun. Like being able to program and run Python on there.

Now when will we get Linux wifi drivers? This will be awesome :D

Palm TX + 1GB SD + Motorola v3x = awesomeness

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