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1. About this HOWTO

1.1 Introduction

Psion has been making PDA's for years. This document will concentrate on the Series 5* models, e.g. Series 5, Series 5mx and Series 5mx PRO and the 32 bit EPOC operating system they come with, but there will be some crossover to older models such as the Series 3* and newer models such as the Series 7. There is also a little information about other series at the end of this document.

1.2 This Document

The latest version of this document can be found at, but the main repository is the Linux Documentation Project ( LDP).

Please send updates, corrections or suggestions to

1.3 Mailing List

There is a mailing list dedicated to using Psions with Linux and developing tools to enhance communication between them.

To subscribe, send a message to John Schrader has put up a searchable list of messages from Oct 1998 through Feb 1999.

There is also a mailing list dedicated to porting Linux to the Psion 5* models at An archive beginning 04Dec1999 is available at

Both mailing lists can be searched through the SourceForge interface.

1.4 Copyright notice and disclaimer

(c) 1999-2000 Hans Kugler

This document may be distributed under the terms set forth in the LDP license at The author reserves the right to release the document and all submissions under a different license in addition to the LDP license.

This document is provided ``AS IS'', with no express or implied warranties. Use the information in this document at your own risk.

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