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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, Plug computers (Pogoplug V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.), Asustor and Synology NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Nook Color.

Supported platforms[edit]

Optware packages currently run on the following devices:


  1. ^ "Case Studies: Ermethic Design and Architecture SRL (Romania)". QNAP. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  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. ^ ASUSTOR App-central optware page
  5. ^ Freecom - FSG3 page
  6. ^ NSLU2-Linux - Optware / Plug Computers
  7. ^ Purewal, Sarah Jacobsson (2 February 2011). "Hack Your Streaming Set-Top Box". PCWorld TechHive. IDG. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ Nookdevs - The Nookdevs.com Optware page
  9. ^ aleksandyr (2011-01-26). "OptWare for Kindle". MobileRead Forum. MobileRead.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26.

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