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UK team develops a Palm-based version of Apache... or has it?

The Silliest Server of the Week award has to go to the team at ApachePDA, part of UK company Apache Services, which has dedicated itself to porting the best-known open source Web server software, Apache, over to the... er... Palm Pilot. The software is currently in alpha testing, but it's robust enough to serve the group's Web site - though whether it's actually running on a modem-equipped Palm or a PC running PalmOS emulation software, we're not sure. The code takes up at least 1680KB of the PDA's memory, so don't try it unless you've a 2MB or more Palm. It also has to be running PalmOS 3.0 or higher. Still, it's an impressive achievement, even if the Palm isn't exactly the most practical platform for hosting Web pages. There's something very nicely nerdy about such a pointless project - a sort of 'we did it because it's there' attitude, to slightly misquote Everest explorer George Mallory. Then again... there's that curious 1st April 2000 'last updated' message down at the bottom of the page and the images are stored in a directory called /avrilfish... ® Link ApachePDA's Web site

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