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Linux tablet emerges from blogosphere Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 20 2009 @ 02:11 PM EST
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Technology blog site TechCrunch has prototyped a WiFi-enabled tablet PC device that runs Linux. The "Crunchpad" is equipped with a Via Nano processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, and a 12-inch, 1024x768 touchscreen, and appears to be aimed at Web-curious couch potatoes.

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TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 19 2009 @ 02:41 PM EST
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The idea is to get a new type of device into people’s hands for as cheap as possible (we were aiming for $200, it looks like $299 is more realistic).

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DPF design runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2009 @ 02:11 PM EST
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Last week at CES, Chumby demonstrated a WiFi-enabled digital photo frame (DPF) hardware-software reference design developed with Marvell Semiconductor. The reference design combines Marvell's recently announced PXA168 system-on-chip and 802.11 b/g WiFi chipset with Chumby's Linux-based "push" info-tainment stack and website.

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Linux devices gain multimedia "Octopus" Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2008 @ 06:56 PM EST
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Movial has joined the Khronos Group, and released an interesting "media engine" under the LGPL. The "Movial Octopus Media Engine" targets Linux devices such as MIDs and netbooks equipped with players, voice/video call applications, and other media applications.

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MIPS-like 32-core SoC runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 16 2008 @ 04:30 PM EST
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Tilera is shipping a 36-core version of its 64-core Tile64 SoC (system-on-chip). Aimed at graphics-intensive embedded applications and networking devices, the TilePro36 clocks from 600MHz to 900MHz, consumes 9-13 Watts (typical), and runs Linux on each, some, or all cores.

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"Price-sensitive" CompactPCI board uses Celeron Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 16 2008 @ 04:01 PM EST
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Kontron announced a 6U CompactPCI (CPCI) board for "price-sensitive" automation and IP switching applications. The CP6001-V has a 1.86GHz Intel Celeron M440, up to 4GB of RAM, four gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2.5-inch hard disk support, CompactFlash, and a PMC (PCI mezzanine card) expansion site, says Kontron.

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TI adds ARM9, Linux to sound chip Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 15 2008 @ 03:02 PM EST
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Texas Instruments (TI) is shipping a third-generation "Aureus" digital audio processor platform with a Linux software developer's kit (SDK). Available with an evaluation module (EVM) from Spectrum Digital, the DA830 and DA828 system-on-chips (SoCs) combine an ARM9 core with a digital signal processor (DSP).

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HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 10 2008 @ 03:57 PM EST
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HP and Novell today jointly announced that HP will pre-load Novell's SUSE LInux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) on its Compaq dc5850 desktop PC for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Additionally, Novell announced it will maintain a repository of educational software for SLED users, including dc5850 buyers.

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Linux, Windows 7 and Netbooks: It's On Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 10 2008 @ 01:30 PM EST
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With the rise of new, ultra-small netbook computers, Linux has a chance to make its case to consumers. Windows Vista usually won't fit on netbooks, XP already has one foot in the grave, and many netbook buyers may give Linux serious consideration when choosing what OS they want pre-installed. Microsoft says Windows 7 will target netbooks, but until that OS is released, the ball's in Linux's court.

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Nokia looks to Linux for high-end mobiles Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 08 2008 @ 02:10 PM EST
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Nokia continues to keep us guessing about their operating system plans. Just days after buying out the company behind the Symbian OS used in most of its mobiles, the Finnish company has announced that it plans to use Linux for future high-end mobile phones.

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