[News] [Rival] ARM and GNU/Linux a Pair; Intel MIDs and GNU/Linux Likewise

[News] [Rival] ARM and GNU/Linux a Pair; Intel MIDs and GNU/Linux Likewise

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:04:01

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Netbooks: A Subsidized Outcome For Linux And ARM?

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| Cellular service providers are likely to go with ARM/Linux-combo netbook
| designs in striving for lowest-cost hardware (thereby minimizing their
| upfront losses), as well as to reduce the likelihood of viruses, spyware and
| other customer-frustrating (and, don't forget, network bandwidth-consuming)
| annoyances. And the resultant reduced functionality won't be the problem it
| otherwise would be for consumers, both because the cellular service providers
| will position the subsidized offerings primarily as always-online
| communications platforms (web surfing, email, chat, social networking, etc),
| and because the systems' ultra-low price tags will curb purchasers'
| expectations of their capabilities.


MIDs haven made it, but Intel is undaunted

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| What is new is that Intel is getting set to release its Moblin 2 operating
| system for these devices. Moblin is based on Linux (Intel has apparently been
| hiring some noted Linux developers) and it will be distributed by Canonical
| (the Ubuntu people) and Novell. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later
| this month, Intel plans to announce several new MIDsncluding ones from new
| hardware partnersased on Moblin 2, according to the BusinessWeek story.



ARM and Adobe join up

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| Considering some of the most popular websites on the interweb today use FLV
| as a video format for their... uhm... videos, it no surprise that Arm and
| Adobe are teaming up to catch the mobile device choo-choo.


ARM Announces Support for Open Handset Alliance

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| ARM has been working with the open Android platform for some time and is
| committed to delivering a rich mobile experience based on the platform. As
| part of this relationship, ARM will contribute its ARMv6 and ARMv7
| architecture-based OpenMax DL libraries and insight on the ARM(R) CPU and ARK
| Mali(TM) GPU architectures to the Android Open Source Project


Why Ubuntu on ARM Could be a Rich Seam

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| ARM today announced that the total number of processors shipped by its
| Partners has exceeded ten billion.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| [...]
| A Nokia-sponsored project is porting Ubuntu Linux to the ARM architecture.


Superscalar ARM SoC runs Linux

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| Freescale has launched a new Linux-ready system-on-chip (SoC) family based on
| ARM's Cortex-A8 core clocked from 800MHz to 1GHz. The HD-capable i.MX51
| integrates OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 accelerators, and will be be
| delivered in several variants suitable for specific consumer electronics and
| embedded applications, Freescale says.



Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.