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[News] More Linux Gadgets and Devices Keep Rushing In

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Linux development kit supports DPFs and MIDs

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| RMI Corp. announced the availability of a WiFi-enabled hardware/software 
| development kit for digital picture frames (DPFs) and mobile Internet devices 
| (MIDs). The Home Media Player (HMP) Application Development Kit (ADK) is 
| based on RMI's MIPS-architecture Au1250 processor, and includes a Linux Board 
| Support Package (BSP).    


GP2X Wiz open source hand held to get app store

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| According to TechRadar, the GP2X Wiz open source hand held game console from 
| GamePark Holdings will be getting it's own gaming app store this summer. The 
| GP2X Wiz is a Linux based gaming system with a 533Mhz ARM processor, a 3D 
| OpenGL accelerator,   



Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|     * Licensing cost advantages
|     * Flexibility of source code access
|     * General familiarity
|     * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
|     * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS


Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux.
| [...]
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux."
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux.

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