Give your Palm device a new lease on life with Linux and open source software

Hardware Resurrection

Article from Issue 140/2012

Don’t despair over your out-dated Palm hardware. Open source software can bring new life to these devices, give you modern functionality, and save you a boatload of money.

Progress in the mobile technology space is nothing short of mind-blowing. In a matter of a decade, users have moved from primitive PDAs to mobile devices that can handle most daily computing tasks. But, the relentless pace of innovation has a downside: Mobile hardware now has the lifespan of a firefly. Pricey gadgets that captured our imagination yesterday are now discarded or gather dust in boxes, but these obsolete devices are still perfectly usable, and they even have certain advantages compared with their successors.

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