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The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux

The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux | embedded linux | Scoop.it
An alternative to Windows or OS X, the open-source operating system comes in a number of varieties, ranging from the familiar to the technical.
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How come Linux is so popular in the embedded world: Android, smartphones, tablets, Raspeberry Pi and has so little success in desktop: 2%?

Try Linux Mint on your desktop, and you will get free by default: LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Pidgin, GIMP. The UI is nice and intuitive.

Just try it :-)

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Raspberry Pi gets more Arduino-y with new open source modular hardware

Raspberry Pi gets more Arduino-y with new open source modular hardware | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Compute module and open source I/O board open path to embedded Pi.
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The new version of the Raspberry is called the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and is the size of a laptop memory module.

The board is entirely open source. The Raspberry Pi itself is not open source hardware because based on Broadcom ARM processor (the BCM2835) for its computing, graphics processing, and memory.

But Broadcom did recently publish an open source version of its graphics driver code (under BSD license). This is the first semiconductor manufacturer to publish GPU drivers in an open source format. Imagination, any intention of doing so :-)? 

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Russian media says gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM - Register

Russian media says gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM - Register | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Russian media says gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM
Register
Russian news outlet Kommersant has reported that the nation's government wants to ditch Intel and AMD processors in favour of a locally-developed ARM effort.
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huh, not a bad idea actually.

most states underestimate the power it gives to own nationally cpu design know how

 

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Molded enclosure houses Raspberry Pi Model B

Molded enclosure houses Raspberry Pi Model B | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Molded enclosure houses Raspberry Pi Model B
EDN.com
Hammond Electronics has developed a new moulded enclosure specifically designed to house the Raspberry Pi Model B credit card sized computer.

Via F. Thunus
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Cool!

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Sierraware Unveils SierraVisor Dual Persona, a Complete BYOD Mobile Stack - DigitalJournal.com

Sierraware Unveils SierraVisor Dual Persona, a Complete BYOD Mobile Stack
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SierraVisor Dual Persona supports leading operating systems such as Linux and Android.
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Vovida bis?

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Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk

Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk | embedded linux | Scoop.it
You might have changed all your passwords in the days since you learned of the Heartbleed bug, but if you're one of millions of people using certain Android devices, you might still be vulnerable.

Numerous devices running older versions of Google&...
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upgrade or patch -:)

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Genode - An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology

Genode - An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology | embedded linux | Scoop.it
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A great article about ARM TrustZone.

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The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux

The Many Alternative Computing Worlds of Linux | embedded linux | Scoop.it
An alternative to Windows or OS X, the open-source operating system comes in a number of varieties, ranging from the familiar to the technical.
BayLibre's insight:

How come Linux is so popular in the embedded world: Android, smartphones, tablets, Raspeberry Pi and has so little success in desktop: 2%?

Try Linux Mint on your desktop, and you will get free by default: LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Pidgin, GIMP. The UI is nice and intuitive.

Just try it :-)

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Open Source Software for Sensor Hub Applications from Sensor Platforms and ARM

Open Source Software for Sensor Hub Applications from Sensor Platforms and ARM | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Sensor Platforms, a leading provider of algorithmic sensor software for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, together with ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier, announce the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications.
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Sensor Platform will provide a software framework open source under an Apache license for use onto ARM's platform. The algorithm for sensor fusion, pedestrian walk count and dead reckoning will be included. The APIs to be compatible with Android KitKat will also be provided. The only question is what is Sensor Platforms business model?

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Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy | Light Reading

Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy | Light Reading | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
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This is a great high tech and business story at the same time. Xilinx has acquired RocketChips, Triscend, AutoESL Design Technologies: providing a software tool suite to easily program FPGA, Omiino: for optical transport, Sarance Technologies: a leader in MAC technologies, Modelware: for traffic management and packet processing, PetaLogix: to provide Linux solutions for MicroBlaze and PowerPC, Modesat Communications: Modem solution maker for microwaves.

Why is this clever? Because the networking segment where a combination of high speed data path and numerous protocols, packets sizes and shapes have to be dealt with is a great target for programmable logic.

Xilinx has identified this early enough to deploy a step by step M&A strategy which puts the company in the head of the race as a provider for network equipment manufacturers. When visionary high tech and savvy business people make a team, the results can be great.

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Rumor points to bigger Maxwell GPUs with integrated ARM cores - The Tech Report, LLC

Rumor points to bigger Maxwell GPUs with integrated ARM cores - The Tech Report, LLC | embedded linux | Scoop.it
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Rumor points to bigger Maxwell GPUs with integrated ARM cores
The Tech Report, LLC
The rumor mill is buzzing this morning with details about an upcoming graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture.
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is ARM going to eat the market share of Imagination?

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The end of Windows XP: Is it time to give Linux a try? - TechRadar UK

The end of Windows XP: Is it time to give Linux a try? - TechRadar UK | embedded linux | Scoop.it
BetaNews
The end of Windows XP: Is it time to give Linux a try?
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Yes, it is time to give Linux a try :-)

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Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO [Updated] - Ars Technica

Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO [Updated] - Ars Technica | embedded linux | Scoop.it
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Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO [Updated]
Ars Technica
Update: When reached for comment, Mozilla declined an offer to either speak on the story or direct Ars Technica directly to Brendan Eich.
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The end of an era.

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Samsung launches “Smart Home” Android app and two compatible appliances - Ars Technica

Samsung launches “Smart Home” Android app and two compatible appliances - Ars Technica | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Ars Technica
Samsung launches “Smart Home” Android app and two compatible appliances
Ars Technica
Just buy a new refrigerator, install the Android app, and you're ready to go! by Ron Amadeo - Apr 2, 2014 4:40 pm UTC.
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This is interesting because it is another hint that Samsung is stepping little by little into the application space.
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“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power

“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Credit card-sized computer fits Raspberry Pi cases, and is upgradeable.
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SolidRun sells HummingBoard  from $45 to $100. It is based on a 1GHz ARMv7 processor single- and dual-core i.MX 6 chips using  the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, and they range from 512MB to 1GB of memory.

Is it going to replace the Raspberry-PI as it aims to?

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NXP Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution Connects to Your Smartphone Audio Jack and Interfaces with Sensors, HMI Devices

NXP Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution Connects to Your Smartphone Audio Jack and Interfaces with Sensors, HMI Devices | embedded linux | Scoop.it
We already knew the audio jack on your mobile device was not only for your headset, thanks to small items like Pressy hardware button. But it’s actually possible to do much more, as shown by...

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Cool NXP Audi device.

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Report: Apple testing ARM-based desktops and laptops ditching ...

Report: Apple testing ARM-based desktops and laptops ditching ... | embedded linux | Scoop.it

yesA French Apple rumors site is reporting that Apple is now actively developing ARM-based desktop and laptop Macs using knowledge gained from the production of the chips used in iOS devices.

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yes!

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Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences - Apple Insider

Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences - Apple Insider | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Apple Insider
Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences
Apple Insider
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a new trend in IP is starting

 

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Microsoft is now a phone company, as Nokia deal closes

Microsoft is now a phone company, as Nokia deal closes | embedded linux | Scoop.it

Microsoft a phone companyAnother 25,000 staff come aboard.

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Microsoft a phone company???? Let's see if Microsoft can handle building hardware products.

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Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

The Parallella project will make parallel computing accessible to everyone.
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We find this kickstarter project great. The goal of Parallela is to make parallel computing affordable for everyone just as the Raspberry Pi. 

What is amazing here is that the architecture and SDK documents are made available for everyone to use. We love it.

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Samsung Gear Fit Review: The SmartWatch Fitness Tracker

Samsung Gear Fit Review: The SmartWatch Fitness Tracker | embedded linux | Scoop.it
After releasing a critical dud last fall with its first major smartwatch release, the Galaxy Gear, Samsung surprised a lot of folks in the industry wh...
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A smart watch which is also a fitness-tracking device.It syncs only with Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones. It is one of the first devices which can at the same time display your heart rate and your incoming emails. It lasts 4 days on a single battery charge.

It costs $200. 

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ARM Moves to LLVM Open-Source for Future Compilers | EE Times

ARM Moves to LLVM Open-Source for Future Compilers | EE Times | embedded linux | Scoop.it
In move away from proprietary technology, ARM plans to move any future compilers it develops into the open-source community through the LLVM license.
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ARM moves to LLVM license type compile for ARMv8. The DS-5 toolsuite will stay in the same price range. It is the network, server and multicore applications which ignited this move. Linaro provides the GCC compiler for ARM today. 

This move is actually a complete  turnaround for ARM.

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Intel Releases 64-bit Kernel for Android 4.4 | Droid Life

Intel Releases 64-bit Kernel for Android 4.4 | Droid Life | embedded linux | Scoop.it
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Intel finally understands that feeding the Android eco-system can strengthen its position. This is why they have released a 64-bit port of KitKat. Let's wait and see if this was the right move for the company to get more ground into the smartphone and tablet space.

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Re: [PATCH] ARM: reinsert ARCH_MULTI_V4 Kconfig option — ARM, OMAP, Xscale Linux Kernel

Linux ARM, OMAP, Xscale Kernel: Re: [PATCH] ARM: reinsert ARCH_MULTI_V4 Kconfig option (#linux #arm Re: [PATCH] ARM: reinsert ARCH_MULTI_V4 Kconfig option http://t.co/174gC5JgHO)...
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new omap patches, yummy

 

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Linux Kernel: Re: [PATCH v6 2/5] ARM: Add Krait L2 register accessor functions

Linux Kernel: Re: [PATCH v6 2/5] ARM: Add Krait L2 register accessor functions (#linux #kernel Re: [PATCH v6 2/5] ARM: Add Krait L2 register accessor functions http://t.co/afDuNoqXFn #lkml)...
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And Qualcomm contributes to the Kernel: great to see!

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Amazon allows Fire TV users to delete their voice recordings - Ars Technica

Amazon allows Fire TV users to delete their voice recordings - Ars Technica | embedded linux | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Amazon allows Fire TV users to delete their voice recordings Ars Technica Amazon's Fire TV only began shipping to customers yesterday, minutes after its reveal as a high-powered media and games hub, but the online retailer has already...
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And Amazon steps back....

 

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