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PalmOrb : Introduction

PalmOrb on PalmOS 2.0 1.1a1 release on color PalmOS 3.5 using one of the scaled fonts Experimental build A, showing a large screen

PalmOrb is software that allows you to use your PalmOS device as a LCD status display for your computer! You can display system stats (such as: CPU load graphs, CPU temperatures, free disk space), news alerts, stock indexes, WinAmp graphs, etc.

PalmOrb works by pretending to be (or emulating) a real LCD; a Matrix Orbital LK204-25 LCD. So you can use existing software that expects a Matrix Orbital display! Here are a few LCD driving programs:

So, if you've got a PalmOS PDA laying around gathering dust, then make good use of it!
If you haven't, then these devices can be obtained very cheaply (often for less than a real LCD display - ok it's not as sexy as the real thing but maybe a good stepping stone towards the real thing) - try ebay or look for reconditioned palms in electrical stores. [I got mine reconditioned for £20 from ebuyer!]

PalmOrb is FREE and published under the GNU General Public License (GPL), so the source code is also available.

[Any device running palmOS 2.0 or above should work, such as: Handspring Visor, IBM WorkPad, Sony CLIE, some Symbol devices. Tell me if it doesn't!]

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