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Optware is a free software package manager for embedded systems. Originally developed as a distribution mechanism for the Unslung Linux distribution for the Linksys NSLU2, Optware has been adopted by a variety of hobbyist communities and device developers.[1][2]

Optware has been used on a number of platforms, including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre[3] and Pixi, the WL-500g, WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP Asus routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug computers (Pogoplug V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Nook Color.

Optware platforms[edit]

Optware packages currently run on the following devices:


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  2. ^ Mann, Parm (4 July 2008). "QNAP's Turbo NAS series given software boost with firmware 2.1.0". HEXUS.net. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Carroll, Tim (19 June 2009). "More Pre Hacks and Inner Details Revealed". Palm Infocenter. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Freecom - FSG3 page
  5. ^ NSLU2-Linux - Optware / Plug Computers
  6. ^ Purewal, Sarah Jacobsson (2 February 2011). "Hack Your Streaming Set-Top Box". PCWorld TechHive. IDG. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Nookdevs - The Nookdevs.com Optware page
  8. ^ "OptWare for Kindle". MobileRead Forum. MobileRead.com. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2014-08-26.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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