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[News] Devices/Embedded Linux: Many New Examples of Free Software Dominance

  • Subject: [News] Devices/Embedded Linux: Many New Examples of Free Software Dominance
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 22:31:53 +0100
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Linux software manages updates for remote embedded devices

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| Lineo Solutions, Inc. announced Linux-based 
| server and client software enabling remote 
| updates of embedded devices over the web. The 
| SmartU2 for Linux System consists of core 
| management server software called "SmartU2 
| Manager," as well as a 100KB "SmartU2 Agent" 
| client that runs on embedded Linux devices, 
| says the company


World's smallest PowerPC SoC runs on less than one Watt

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| The APM801xx costs only $10 in volume, uses a 
| PowerPC core clocked at 400MHz, 600MHz, or 
| 800MHz, ships with a Linux eval kit, and 
| enables networked embedded consumer devices 
| that run on less than a single Watt, claims 
| the company.


Rocking Out With A Linux Guitar

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| By working the LCD screen with one hand and 
| pressing down on virtual strings on the neck 
| of the instrument, you can create synthesized 
| sounds. For guitar geeks, this looks like a 
| great gift, but there isn't any price cited 
| yet.


VXL fires thin client fusillade

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| All seven of the thin clients are also 
| available in similar versions that run 
| Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, or 
| Windows Embedded Standard, says the company. 
| The Linux thin clients run a Linux GIO2 
| distribution based on Linux 2.6, which 
| appears to be a VXL creation.


Network video recorder, powered by Linux, ultra stable and loaded with features

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| QNAP VS-5020 VioStor NVR (Network Video 
| Recorder) is a high performance network video 
| surveillance system for high-end IP-based 
| real-time monitoring and video recording. 
| Powered by Intel 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB DDRII 
| memory, the Linux-embedded NVR supports 20-
| channel H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG 
| recording


Linux-ready 32-core SoCs offer real-time power optimization

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| Linux development partners include Wind 
| River, and Cavium's own subsidiary, 
| MontaVista Software, LLC. The latter 
| announced specific support in MontaVista 
| Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) Linux for the new 
| processors.



Cute Linux powered humanoid robot, speaks, listens and knows your face

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| This is wakamura a 100cm high little robotic
| pall , originally developed to be used in
| house as a baby sitter.
| It has face recognition for 10 faces and
| understands 10000 words. It's powered by
| Linux and it's developed by mitsubishi.


pico projector running linux, small and portable but big in features

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| A Linux powered pico projector, this could be
| my next preferred traveling companion.
| Watching the movies I want while traveling,
| on a 70 inch projection, sounds right.


Linux now makes ice cream. Can your OS do that?


How does GPL licensing affect projects that don't involve linking/compiling?

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| This is a question that I've been trying to
| figure out for a while already.
| I'm working on a php project that I will
| distribute (or whatever word you want to use)
| under the terms of the Affero GPLv3.

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