Practical Tools for the Traveler

GO MOBILE!

Article from Issue 58/2005

The telecommunications industry has invested billions over the years in the global mobile phone network – an impressive edifice of technological showmanship that would even be the envy of the aliens. The real challenge, however, is not in building the radio towers and relay stations, but in finding ways to integrate this promise of mobile technology with the business of everyday life. Can we reach beyond the simple paradigm of using the cell phone as we would use the ordinary phone on the table in the hallway? The creative and resourceful Linux community, of course, has always been good at reaching beyond simple paradigms, and this quality is nowhere more in evidence than in the many useful and practical Linux applications for mobile communication. With this month’s cover story, we bring you Linux tools for mobile networking.

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