Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 16th Aug 2006 23:40 UTC
Linux Check inside for our photo review of this year's LinuxWorld. In short, Novell rocked the show, while Red Hat and Sun were missing completely! We think that there were fewer people visiting this year... However, we got to see the new PalmSource ALP OS, we chatted with Motorola about their Linux SDK's state of affairs and more!
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ALP
by capricorn_tm on Thu 17th Aug 2006 05:29 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-31

Okay Eugenia, thank you for showing me the goddamn app for a second at least.

After seven months, it was turning from vaporware to bad taste joke very quickly.

So, after all the speculations, finally ALP will be plain Linux with the graphic layer of Palm Os on top. More clearly, linux engine and Palm Os icons and layout...

Okay, can live with that, but did not catch the part about minimum 64 M to run properly. I mean, I really never gave a thought about how much memory ( beyond the storing part) my Palm T5 has.

Do you think it would work right now?

Thanks for the pics, they made a very good impression to me.

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RE: ALP
by Eugenia on Thu 17th Aug 2006 05:40 in reply to "ALP"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

PalmOS 5.x requires about 8 MBs of dynamic RAM. PalmOS 4 can run with 4 MBs. ALP requires 64.

Please note that there is an emulator running at all times on ALP, they showed us Bejeweled running unmodified.

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