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Amazon offers Linux XOs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 13 2008 @ 01:45 PM EST
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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) confirmed it will start selling its XO mini-notebook on Amazon.com starting Monday, according to a report. The XO will go on sale Nov. 17 at Amazon in a reprisal of OLPC's "buy one, get, one" program from 2007, says the story.

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Linux smartphone shipments up 49 percent Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 11 2008 @ 02:10 PM EST
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Symbian was the only major operating system (OS) to lose share over the last year in a smartphone market that grew 28 percent, says a Canalys study. Other findings include big gains for Apple and RIM, and a 49 percent increase in sales of Linux smartphones.

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Linux fast-boot scheme targets TVs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 11 2008 @ 01:43 PM EST
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TriPeaks announced a new version of its "TP InstantBoot" fast-boot technology for Linux TVs and other consumer electronics devices. The company also announced a reseller relationship with CodeSourcery, and plans to integrate CodeSourcery's SourceryG++ development tools with its TP InstantBoot development kit.

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VMware goes embedded Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 10 2008 @ 06:12 PM EST
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Enterprise virtualization software giant VMware has launched its first virtualization product aimed at mobile phones. The Linux-compatible Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) is based on technology that VMware acquired last month when it quietly bought French virtualization vendor Trango Virtual Processors.

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Customizable PowerPC board comes with Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 05 2008 @ 03:00 PM EST
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A company in Austin, Tex. is offering a customizable PowerPC 440 development board targeting low-powered embedded device and server applications. Available with hardware/software development services, the mini-ITX-format "Korat" board uses AMCC's 440EPx processor, and comes with an open source bootloader and Linux BSP (board support package).

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Intel gives Taiwan cash for Wimax Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 02:29 PM EST
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Intel plans to set up shop in Taiwan, peddling Linux software to the masses and doing its bit to globally promote Taiwanese produced laptops and mobile Internet devices (MIDs).

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Lenovo adds 'instant-on' Linux to netbook Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 28 2008 @ 04:00 PM EST
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Lenovo has become the first netbook maker to adopt DeviceVM's innovative 'instant-on' Linux boot system, which enables a PC to boot key applications in a matter of seconds from a cold start.

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Linux, ATCA rising Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 27 2008 @ 04:01 PM EST
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ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computer Architecture) technology will emerge as a $2.65 billion industry in 2013, with growth driven by "mega-mergers," according to a report from IDC. The research firm also notes that Linux is "changing the software makeup of network infrastructures," in both network and control layers.

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IPTV set-top runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 23 2008 @ 03:08 PM EDT
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NeuLion is shipping a Linux-based IPTV set-top box (STB) as a complement to its IPTV encoding and streaming platform. Based on a Freescale Coldfire CPU and an Analog Devices Blackfin DSP (digital signal processor), the NeuLion IPTV STB provides H.264 deco

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Tiny clamshell PDA runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 11:06 PM EDT
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A startup called Imovio has announced a WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled clamshell PDA that runs the Linux-based Qt Extended stack. Very similar to the Sharp Zaurus, the iKit is based on a Marvell PXA270 processor, with 128MB RAM, 64MB flash, and a 2.8 inch QV

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