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Palm Desktop on Linux

By tigertim ·
Can the Palm Desktop run under a Linux OS Desktop

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by Choppit In reply to Palm Desktop on Linux

I haven't come across an references to palm desktop runing on Linux, but RH9 and Fedora are bundled with a Palm sync app. Also take a look at http://freshmeat.net/projects/jpilot/ which appears to be along similar lines.

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by CourtPCTech In reply to Palm Desktop on Linux

The locations I searched for answers indicated that the Palm Desktop isn't compatible with the Windows emulators (wine or crossover office). I might be inclined to think that it could have something to do with the way the emulator apps handle the serial ports on the machine.

I do know that there are sync apps included in many major distros, though I've not played with them to try to get them to work with my PDA. I have a Sony Clie, though, so I might experience different results than someone using a Palm-branded device.

I do know that Fedora Core has a sync app available, and I think it will interface with Evolution (which some say is better than the Palm Desktop anyway), but I've not tried it yet.

Give it a shot on a non-critical PC, it might be the best way to determina functionality. I do think it will work, though, with a minumum of fiddling. Good luck!!

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by stress junkie In reply to Palm Desktop on Linux

As suggested above, the Ximian Evolution software has a link to a Gnome application called gnome-pilot. Ximian Evolution is now owned by Novell and is part of the Novell SuSE Professional Linux distribution.

The KDE desktop environment comes with an application called Kpilot.

Chances are good that either of these, gnome-pilot or Kpilot, will do a good job.

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