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The TuxScreen project platform is sold and supported as a rich environment for the development of applications based on the StrongARM platform. The TuxScreen community is a talented group of individuals dedicated to the premise that the "Next Big Thing" in computing is the apparent absence of the computer. We believe in the distributed, ubiquitous nature of computing; and the power computers have to enable richer opportunities for social interaction, education, and entertainment than traditional hierarchically managed technologies.

This is the area where we will get into more of the applications and ideas for the TuxScreen Platform. There willalso be links to pertinent articles and other devices and projects.

Holly Gates, creator of the JTAG Dongle, expressed the following:

The TuxScreen provides a unique opportunity for developers to gain experience in embedded linux kernel formulation, application building, and device driver implementation, and to participate in the growing community surrounding linux on the ARM platform. The TuxScreen can also be an ideal resource for companies designing their own ARM linux products; it constitutes a valuable tool for developing software which can easily be ported to hardware under active development. Besides, haven't you always wanted all your appliances to run your code? - Holly Gates

MarkOberg, one of the originators of the TuxScreen Project, contributes a list of TuxScreen Applications gathered since the inception of the project:

  • Personal Telephone Call Handler
  • Touch Tone Home Control
  • Video Phone with Whiteboard capability
  • X10 Control Interface
  • Kitchen Recipe Panel
We believe that there are many other application ideas floating out there for the TuxScreen device. Whatever interests you we encourage that you write the code to implement your idea, and if you are generous enough we invite you to contribute your open source software to the TuxScreen device project for all of us to enjoy.

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