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[News] GNU/Linux Seen in More Devices and Appliances

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Seen in More Devices and Appliances
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:43:26 +0000
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Chipwrights kit provides Openembedded support

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| Openembedded is the build framework designed 
| to create embedded Linux distributions.
| [...]
| Based on the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, this 
| release includes the complete kernel with 
| all necessary device drivers for the 
| Chipwrights hardware development kit, source 
| code for media player, media browser and IP 
| camera applications integrated with the 
| Openembedded build environment.


Pervasip Signs Agreement to Cancel All of Lender's Warrants

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| "We plan to use the new capital to pay expenses 
| related to our VoIP operations," continued 
| Riss. "In addition to the HTC smart phone that 
| utilizes our mobile VoIP service, we are 
| excited about the emergence of Linux-based 
| smart phones that employ session initiation 
| protocol (SIP). We built our VoIP carrier, VoX 
| Communications, to run on a Linux-based SIP 
| product. We believe the new Linux-based mobile 
| devices that use SIP will help our sales 
| growth, as these smart phones are a natural fit 
| for our mobile VoIP product, which runs over 
| the 3G network." 



Embedded Linux has more friends than you may know

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| Sony recently announced that one of its BRAVIA LCD TV factories will double
| production from 2 million TV sets per year to 4 million to meet growing
| demand in Europe. Sony has sold more than 20 million of these TVs, and
| they're all built with embedded Linux.
| So what? Embedded Linux is no surprise. Sony and tens of thousands of other
| companies, from huge to tiny, use embedded Linux every day to deliver
| successful products in every market. That is not news.
| Ten years ago, though, embedded Linux was a surprising-even shocking-idea to
| most people. Back in 1998, fresh from victory in the RTOS industry, I
| introduced the idea of building a software company to make Linux a suitable
| OS for developing smart devices. When I told people the idea, they gawked as
| if I was a few lines short of compilable code.
| "You want to build a company on software that's available for free?" I was
| asked. "Based on the gigantically bloated Unix OS? And with some oddball GPL
| license? How fast do you expect people to kick you out of their office?"
| Every market survey showed that the demand for embedded Linux was zero. When
| we released our first product, industry experts agreed that nobody needed it.
| Embedded Linux won't work because it is "too big, too slow, and not
| real-time," said the head of one RTOS company. The president of another
| derided embedded Linux as "a royal pain in the ass," so no developer would
| ever use it.
| I took heart from a quote attributed to Mohandas Gandhi: "First they ignore
| you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
| [...]
| Analyst firms don't agree on how many device engineers use embedded Linux,
| but they all say the number is substantial: 21% of developers use embedded
| Linux, according to last year's Embedded Systems Design survey; 36.7%,
| according to current research by Embedded Market Forecasters. This April, VDC
| reported that Linux is now the leading embedded OS. It shouldn't be
| surprising. After all, commercial Linux vendors succeed because they
| understand what design engineers are looking for.


Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.

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