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[News] More New Examples of Linux in Devices at Chumby, Amazon, and Wind River

  • Subject: [News] More New Examples of Linux in Devices at Chumby, Amazon, and Wind River
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:36:53 +0000
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Chumby One

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| There are a few additions to the Chumby One, 
| including an FM tuner, a much-needed volume 
| knob, 2GB of internal storage, a slightly 
| faster ARM-based CPU, and an optional lithium-
| ion battery (to keep the Chumby running even 
| when the power is out). What went away? The 
| second USB port (the Chumby One features just 
| one powered USB port, suitable for charging 
| devices) and the stereo speakers (the One is 
| mono-only). The integrated accelerometer, 
| touch screen, stereo audio jack, and snooze 
| button remain the same.


Amazon opens enrollment for Kindle developer beta program

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| Amazon.com announced open enrollment for 
| its Kindle developer beta program, 
| promising enrollees access to the tools 
| necessary to create "active content" for 
| the online retailer's Kindle ebook 
| platform. According to the Kindle 
| Development Kit website, the KDK includes a 
| Kindle simulator (both 6-inch and 9.7-inch) 
| that works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux--
| developers can register up to three Kindle 
| devices through the developer portal, and 
| the owners of those devices will receive 
| invitations to download and test the 
| applications in question.


Wind River Extends Virtualization Support With New Release of Wind River Hypervisor

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| Wind River today released an updated version 
| of Wind River Hypervisor, its embedded 
| virtualization solution for single and 
| multicore processors. The new Wind River 
| Hypervisor 1.1 release supports the latest 
| Intel(r) processors and enables new inter-
| virtual machine communication capabilities. 
| Additionally, debugging of virtual boards is 
| now supported by the latest version of Wind 
| River On-Chip Debugging. 



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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