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[News] Fedora GNU/Linux (Linpus) Based Television Comes, Memories of Linux Wristwatches

  • Subject: [News] Fedora GNU/Linux (Linpus) Based Television Comes, Memories of Linux Wristwatches
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:58:28 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linpus shows off Tegra powered Linux TV

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| YOU MIGHT VERY well have used one of Linpus' 
| Linux distributions without even knowing about 
| it, as the company specializes in custom Linux 
| installations for a wide range of solutions, 
| least not netbooks. The company has also made 
| some customized versions of Moblin, but its 
| latest project is something that looks 
| extremely interesting, a version of Linux for 
| ARM based PCTVs.
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http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/06/11/linpus-shows-tegra-powered-linux-tv/

What Happened to IBM's Linux Wristwatch?

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| As reported by FreeOS.com, the Linux watch was 
| conceived at IBM's T. J. Watson research 
| center where different groups of researchers 
| are continually exploring the numerous 
| challenges that emerge in the field of user 
| interface design, power management, input 
| devices, wireless communication, sensors and 
| models for co-existences for pervasive devices 
| and wearables. A team of researchers with 
| skills in hardware design, Operating Systems, 
| displays, electronic and mechanical packaging, 
| industrial design and user interface design, 
| which was spread across multiple research IBM 
| sites worked together to develop the wrist 
| watch that would eventually run Linux and X11. 
| They were led by Chandra Narayanaswami and 
| worked persistently for about 18 months to 
| achieve this feat.
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http://www.junauza.com/2010/06/what-happened-to-ibms-linux-wristwatch.html


Recent:

Linux evolves: TVs, smartphones, tablets

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| Linux rules supercomputers. It's vitally
| important to servers. And, Linux is making
| gains on the desktop. Where Linux is really
| going to shine in the next twelve months
| though is in devices: tablets, smartphones,
| and TVs.
|
| For example, more than a dozen Apple iPad-
| like tablets made their first appearance at
| the Computex computer show in Taipei, Taiwan.
| The vast majority of these devices run
| Android Linux or other embedded Linuxes such
| as the latest MeeGo embedded Linux.
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http://blogs.computerworld.com/16248/linux_evolves_tablets_smartphones_and_tvs


Steve Jobs blunders on the Internet TV market

http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/109923/steve-jobs-blunders-internet-tv-market
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