Linux On a Palm Treo 650

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Linux On a Palm Treo 650

Post by Riverland » 25 April 07 9:18 am

l have a palm treo 650 which l havent used in awhile and reading through some of the post here l see that there are some Linux users. l dont use the treo 650 cause l dont like the OS and was thinking can linux be put on this or will l just have to keep using it as a paper weight ?.

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Post by Bronze » 25 April 07 9:32 am

I'll find out for you.

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Post by GammaPiSigma » 25 April 07 9:55 am

Can I suggest you do a Google search for: palm treo 650 linux. :D

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Post by Riverland » 25 April 07 10:04 am

l did try doing a search but no luck

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Post by CraigRat » 25 April 07 12:12 pm

http://www.handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/PalmTreo650

1st link that came up in google using the search terms "linux palm treo 650"

from the looks of it, there isn't a working port yet:
http://www.handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/ ... o650Status

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Post by Slider & Smurf » 25 April 07 2:32 pm

There's rumours circulating about the next PalmOS version being based on Linux, but nothing at the moment to 'reflash' an existing PalmOS machine.

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Post by Riverland » 25 April 07 2:37 pm

l just sent email to Adelaide Linux club asking if l came down would anyone there be able to help.There is a local linux group but if you are a new user there not really that interested in helping you so l will travel to beyond the black stump if l have to. Well if l cant get linux on it then a paper weight it shall stay.

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Post by Bronze » 25 April 07 3:37 pm

There are heaps of usergroups online.

A guru mate of mine has about three or four IRC windows operating at once watching discussions and changes.

Plenty of information on line but I'm not in those circles. I'm a tester for the new Kubuntu's and thats about my Linux knowledge.

Have a look around the web before crunching heaps of K's. Let your keyboard do your walking.

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Post by Damo. » 25 April 07 8:25 pm

What is your dislike with the OS? If it's just the appearance you can get "skins" for it.

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Post by Riverland » 25 April 07 8:36 pm

theres nothing wrong with palm os, its just me l cant leave things alone. if it came out with linux you can bet that l would try and put something else on it.

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Post by rhinogeo » 25 April 07 11:15 pm

Riverland wrote:..... its just me l cant leave things alone
A cup Of tea, a Bex and a good lie down might cause you less angst :wink: :P

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Post by Riverland » 26 April 07 3:51 am

Well one would think that l would learn by now to leave things alone. l have stuff up afew computers including my wifes laptop by over clocking them. This is one of the reason why l like linux cause you can get in and root around with it.

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