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[News] Linux-Based Handheld Gaming Machine Now Available

  • Subject: [News] Linux-Based Handheld Gaming Machine Now Available
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 06:48:28 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Pandora's Linux Based Gaming Handheld Now Shipping - Open Source Gaming Goes Portable

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| In what can only be considered a major 
| victory for the open source gaming scene the 
| fabled Pandora handheld is finally shipping. 
| After almost two years of sneak peeks and 
| disappointing setbacks the first batch of 
| units are finally being massed produced and 
| sent out to paying customers. The end product 
| is the polar opposite of the Nintendo DS and 
| Sony PSP in just about every respect. Rather 
| than trying to make a closed down platform 
| filled with proprietary technologies, the 
| hardware and software architectures are 
| completely open and just begging to be 
| exploited.



Pandora gaming console finally shipping to UK

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| Project Pandora has been one of those open
| source handheld gaming console developments
| that has been plagued with delays and
| accusations of being 'vapourware' for the last
| two years.


Pandora open-source handheld is go

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| For quite a while now, Iâve been following
| the progress of the Pandora, an open-source
| handheld for music, movies, and games. Itâs
| hard to stay excited, though, when thereâs
| the constant threat of the thing ceasing to
| exist.



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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