[News] Linux Music-playing Device Gets Wi-Fi; Linux-based Simulation Improved

[News] Linux Music-playing Device Gets Wi-Fi; Linux-based Simulation Improved

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 29 May 2008 16:24:49

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Linux-based PMP gains WiFi access system

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| Slacker Inc. says its Linux-based personal music player (PMP) can now connect
| itself automatically to "hundreds of thousands" of WiFi hotspots. The Slacker
| Portable's new capabilities come thanks to the addition of DeviceScape
| Connect, a login client and service designed to connect browser-less devices
| to wireless networks that require authentication.


WiFi. Just like Zune, only without the *** DRM and the feature Microsoft
calls "squirting". Microsoft crippled its WinCE device and made no use of
Wi-Fi. And now Zune is said to be dying [1,2,3].

Also improved today:

Linux software supplier Concurrent introduces FlexRay support in SIMulation
Workbench product

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| Concurrent, a US provider of Linux solutions, has added support for the
| FlexRay communications standard to its SIMulation Workbench product.
| Concurrent SIMulation Workbench is a complete software environment for
| developing and executing real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and
| man-in-the-loop (MIL) simulations. This new support provides automotive
| engineers an environment to reduce test and integration time for new
| automotive designs.


[1] Zuneral this Saturday!

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| We regret to report the sudden, unexpected death of Digital Rights
| Management. Details of the tragedy at present remain unclear, but he was
| rushed to the hospital following a direct collision with an oncoming future
| last week at 10 PM. He was seven years old.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ %7Efreeculture/blog/2008/05/22/zuneral-this-saturday/

[2] GameStop to Stop Zune Sales

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| Video-game retailer GameStopGME has decided to stop selling Microsoft's Zune
| players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from
| customers.


[3] The beginning of the end for the Microsoft Zune

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| Some may even say this goes to the root of Microsoft heritage. How they
| came to achieve the operating system *** and success by bullying
| smaller businesses or buying them out and marketing their product as their
| own.
| The way things are going, one can not help wonder if Microsoft have just run
| out of ideas on expanding their business and decided to jump on the e-too | bandwagon.

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[News] Linux Music-playing Device Gets Wi-Fi; Linux-based Simulation Improved

Post by Moshe, Gol » Thu, 29 May 2008 16:37:55

Never heard of it.
PMP sounds too close to PIMP.....
It figures, Pimping and Linux are a perfect match.

Just another Linux device that will die a quick death.

Moshe Goldfarb
Collector of soaps from around the globe.
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[News] Linux Music-playing Device Gets Wi-Fi; Linux-based Simulation Improved

Post by Roy Schake » Fri, 30 May 2008 10:07:56

Moshe Goldfarb (flatfish) in real life Gary Stewart



* Nym shifting (see below)
* Self confessed thief and proud of it
* Homophobic
* Racist
* Habitual liar
* Frequently cross posts replies to other non-Linux related newsgroups
* Frequently cross posts articles originally not posted to COLA

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