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[News] Another E-Reader Runs Linux, Other Wins for Linux in Devices

  • Subject: [News] Another E-Reader Runs Linux, Other Wins for Linux in Devices
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:06:14 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Europeâs txtr Ready to Fight Amazonâs Kindle

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| txtr, a Berlin-based startup, is building an 
| e-reader that it hopes will be Europeâs 
| answer to the Amazon Kindle. Christophe 
| Maire, CEO of the company, sat down with me 
| in Paris earlier this week and gave me the 
| details. He is one of the co-founders of 
| gate5, a German navigation/mapping service 
| that was acquired by Nokia in 2006. While 
| Maire went to work for the Finnish phone 
| giant, his co-founders started txtr, and 
| Maire only just joined as the CEO.


x86 SBCs gain flashy new Linux SDKs

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| Diamond Systems announced software 
| development kits (SDKs) that include solid-
| state IDE flashdisk modules. Preloaded with 
| Linux 2.6.23, the bootable modules plug 
| directly into Diamond's boards, supplying 
| all required drivers, the company says.


Cisco 802.11n router for SMBs runs Linux

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| Cisco announced a Linux-based WiFi router 
| touted as the first 802.11n dual-band 
| clustering access point for small to medium-
| sized businesses (SMBs). The Cisco AP 541N 
| Wireless Access Point includes 802.11n, gigabit 
| Ethernet, "robust" security, voice roaming, and 
| clustering technology, enabling a single point 
| of administration for multiple access points.



Android May Power New Barnes & Noble E-Reader

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| Reports indicate that another new e-
| reader is on the way, this time from
| Barnes & Noble.  The interesting thing -
| or at least the interesting thing that
| makes this development connect to the
| search industry - is that Barnes &
| Noble's e-reader will supposedly use
| Android as its operating system.


3G wireless eReader from Irex aims to tackle Amazon's Kindle

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| Although the handheld reader will connect to Windows
| PCs through the USB port, its underlying platform will
| be built on Linux for "open development," he said.


eReader on Android Soon, Planned for Palm Pre Later

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| Google Android handset owners can expect eReader availability in âmid- to
| late summer,â according to TeleRead. They spoke to Scott Pendergrast of
| Fictionwise, which is owned by Barnes & Noble.

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