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Synch software connects Palm, Linux

Canadian software maker Alta Terra Ventures has released a synchronization program to exchange data between Linux PCs and handheld computers running the Palm operating system. The software is one of the few applications available for connecting handheld computers with the open-source operating system. Alta Terra says BearOps Handheld Linx for Linux has been tested on Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.1, as well as the company's own BearOps Linux Desktop distribution. Handheld Linx will also allow Texas Instruments scientific calculators, models TI83 and above, to connect to the Linux desktop.

Canadian software maker Alta Terra Ventures has released a synchronization program to exchange data between Linux PCs and handheld computers running the Palm operating system. The software is one of the few applications available for connecting handheld computers with the open-source operating system.

Alta Terra says BearOps Handheld Linx for Linux has been tested on Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.1, as well as the company's own BearOps Linux Desktop distribution. Handheld Linx will also allow Texas Instruments scientific calculators, models TI83 and above, to connect to the Linux desktop.