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[News] GNU/Linux Already Victorious on Devices -- Examples

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Six New Mobile Devices Running Open Source

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| Last week the Wireless Association’s yearly technology extravaganza, CTIA, 
| took place in Las Vegas where the top gadget manufacturers shared their 
| latest and greatest in mobility wares.  
| While the recently anointed poster child for open mobile devices, Google 
| Android, was practically nowhere to be found on the show floor, the event did 
| feature wall-to-wall exhibits from over 1200 companies. And, here and there, 
| you could find pockets of either devices running open source apps or Linux 
| environments or vendors courting open souce developers.     


"Cost-effective" PICMG 1.0 SBC runs Linux

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| Axiomtek is readying a full-sized PCI/ISA single-board computer (SBC) that 
| adheres to the PICMG 1.0 spec. The SBC81206 (pictured) supports a range of 
| Intel processors, has a 945GC Express chipset, and offers extensive I/O, 
| including two gigabit Ethernet ports and six USB 2.0 ports.   



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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