Dear Readers. I got a little bored, and after poking around on the internet looking for a suitable distraction, I decided to embark on an intrepid mission to see exactly what I could do with my TX and a Linux kernel. After a few days of poking around, I've discovered 3 ways to run linux on your TX. Angstrom Opie Familiar GPE Familiar OPIE OPIE is based on QTopia, the interface for the Sharp Zaurus series. GPE is based on GTK. Think KDE Vs Gnome, only very much more tiny. The Angstrom version of OPIE was uploaded July 2007. The Familiar version of OPIE is from 2006, as is GPE. Practically the only difference between the two versions of OPIE is the boot graphic and a couple of apps. GPE is very much different from OPIE (well, at least as different as two efforts at the same project could be). Here's How to install them: Typical Disclaimer The only reasons I can think of why you would want to do this are a) for the hell of it b) to check out the possibilities of linux on a palm c) development. This is all essentially hobbyist software, and you are certainly capable of bricking your device with it. Proceed at your own risk. As well, all of these projects are works in progress. Not all your hardware (ie wifi) will work, and the software will probably still have bugs. BACKUP YOUR DATA I neither want to listen to you complain when you intentionally delete all your personal data, not will I help you if you do. Back up your data! In many places and ways! Use NVBackup. It's free and awesome. Angstrom OPIE Download Angstrom From Miska's Site (41 MB). This gives you all the things you need to boot linux. Unpack the zip file Copy everything to the root of your SD card. Be careful not to overwrite the PALM directory. Put the card back in your palm and run cocoboot. Press boot If it crashes a few times keep trying Familiar GPE Download Familiar GPE from Sf.net (27.52 MB) Unzip the file and copy it to the Linux directory on your card Rename rootfs.ext2 to rootfs.ext2.angstrom Rename gpe-image-v0.8.4-palmtx-0.0.2-rootfs.ext2 to rootfs.ext2 Boot from cocoboot Familiar OPIE Download Familiar OPIE from Sf.net (23.27 MB) Unzip the file and copy it to the Linux directory on your card Rename rootfs.ext2 to rootfs.ext2.familiargpe (or whatever it should be called) Rename gpe-image-v0.8.4-palmtx-0.0.2-rootfs.ext2 to rootfs.ext2 Boot from cocoboot Here are some fun things to try out. Enable FITALY In GPE, Go to Settings/Keys and Buttons Go to the Virtual Keyb. tab and select FITALY. In OPIE, click the upward facing arrowkey on the qwerty onscreen keyboard. Select the JumpX layout. Change the Appearance In GPE, use Settings/Look and Feel. I'm partial to Blondie and Clearlooks myself. In OPIE, use Appearance in the Settings tab. I like web. Use a Bootloader Crack open your linux.boot.cfg file and add these lines Code: ROOT="linux/Angstromrootfs.ext2:linux/gperootfs.ext2:linux/opierootfs.ext2" DESCRIPTION="Angstrom:GPE:OPIE" Rename files accordingly. Use the centre button to select images then wait 5 seconds for it to boot. This would actually be much better to do right off the bat. Enjoy!