|| ||Werner Heuser <Werner.Heuser-AT-web.de>|
|| ||LinuxWeeklyNews <lwn-AT-lwn.net>|
|| ||TuxMobil Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Resource for Linux, Laptops, PDAs and Mobile Phones|
|| ||Mon, 5 Mar 2007 20:38:34 +0100|
TuxMobil Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Resource for Linux, Laptops, PDAs and Mobile Phones
(TuxMobil) March 6, 2007 -- This month, TuxMobil celebrates its 10th
anniversary. TuxMobil is the number one online resource providing information
about Linux for laptops, PDAs, cellular phones and portable media players. In
short, TuxMobil is all about Linux and portable devices. The name TuxMobil is
a abridgement of the words Tux and "mobil." Tux is the well known name of the
Linux mascot and "mobil" is a shortcut for mobile.
Starting with an installation report about Linux on his first laptop, published
at the university account of its founder, Werner Heuser, the predecessor of
TuxMobil was launched in March, 1997. Over the years, more and more Linux
laptop installation guides were listed at TuxMobil. Now, to date, TuxMobil has
become the biggest online resource on this topic. Today there are more than
6,000 links to Linux laptop installation guides available.
"It's easy to find the laptop model you are looking for," says Werner Heuser.
"All the guides are ordered by manufacturer and model. Almost every laptop
manufacturer is covered. That's currently over 220 manufacturers."
For each guide, the language and Linux distribution is stated. All major Linux
distributions, such as Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Redhat, SuSE, Ubuntu,
and many not so well known distributions are covered. Special sections cover
other free Unix derivatives like BSD and OpenSolaris.
Werner Heuser soon became aware that laptops and other portable devices like
cellular phones, PDAs and portable media players have many features in common.
TuxMobil has been extended to provide compatibility reports about Linux and
cellular phones together with a survey of helpful Linux tools to communicate
with mobile phones. Some current mobile phones even come pre-equipped with
Linux . These phones are also covered. The way to Linux on mobile phones has
been prepared by some manufacturers which provided Linux with their PDAs. More
than 300 guides are listed which cover installation and configuration of Linux
PDAs as well as connectivity to non-Linux PDAs. In addition, the site has a
"How To" section with more than 100 tips covering Linux installation or
compatibility issues for portable media players like the Apple iPod.
Additional information is provided about Linux compatibility of accessories for
portable devices, like PCMCIA cards, miniPCI cards, ExpressCards, webcams,
infrared, BlueTooth and wireless LAN devices.
All these free guides and "How To's" are written by Linux enthusiasts for
newbies as well as experts. Most of the guides are in English, but there are
special sections of TuxMobil dedicated to German guides about Linux on portable
computers, documentation in Russian , Chinese and many other languages.
To find professional support or to purchase a laptop, notebook, PDA, handheld
PC or mobile phone with Linux preloaded, there is an international survey of
vendors dedicated to Free and Open Source systems. If visitors have further
questions, a mailing list is provided that offers individual help.
The world of the mobile Linux geek is constantly evolving. The "TuxMobil News"
provides a free RSS channel with daily Linux news for notebook, handheld,
cellular phone and portable player users. The RSS channel keeps users up to
date about the latest trends, new software and drivers, helpful presentations,
interesting guides and events .
TuxMobil is the ultimate source for Linux information about portable computers.
Please visit http://tuxmobil.org to find out more.
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