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  • Http: //web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15532:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&

NOKIA SPINS OPEN LINUX HOME AUTOMATION GATEWAY
Nokia announced a home automation system based on the open source
OpenWrt Linux distribution. Due in late 2009, the Z-wave wireless
radio-equipped Nokia Home Control Center will let users remotely control
security, automation, and energy management applications via their
mobile phones, says Nokia.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15533:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


BLOCKBUSTER BOX RUNS LINUX
Blockbuster announced a branded version of a IP set-top box and media
player from 2Wire that runs Linux on a MIPS-based Broadcom chipset. The
Blockbuster version of the 2Wire MediaPoint digital media player is used
to download videos from Blockbuster OnDemand via broadband, says
Blockbuster.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15534:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


LINUX POWERS FREE-TO-AIR (FTA) SATELLITE BOX
CaptiveWorks has announced a Linux IP set-top box (STB) and digital
video broadcast receiver that offers FTA satellite HD video reception,
and media center features. The CW-4000HD Linux Media Center is based on
Gentoo Linux and other open source projects, says the company.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15535:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


ROBOTIC ARM RUNS LINUX
Zurich, Switzerland-based Neuronics has released an open-source embedded
Linux version of its "Katana" robot." The Katana Robotic Arm runs Linux
with Xenomai hard real time extensions on a Freescale  MPC5200-based
control board, and is aimed at industry, production, and research
applications,
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15536:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


LINUX MUSIC PHONE BOASTS  STEREO MINI-JACK
Motorola formally announced its MotoRokr EM35, a slider version of the
EM30 music phone that runs MontaVista Linux. The phone offers Bluetooth,
USB, a 3-megapixel camera, and a haptic scroll interface, as well as
music playback that is said to include virtual surround effects.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15537:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


CLOSED LINUX DRIVER PROBLEMS DESCRIBED
Binary-only drivers will never work for the majority of Linux users,
Harald Welte told hardware developers at a Taipei conference. The Linux
kernel's lack of a binary interface and ever-changing programming
interface make binary drivers impractical purely for technical reasons,
he suggests.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15538:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


DIE-SHRUNK X86 SOC DRAWS 2 WATTS AT 1GHZ
DMP Electronics announced a 32-bit x86-compatible SoC (system on chip)
claimed to run Linux using under two Watts. The Vortex86DX targets home
gateways, thin clients, and industrial controllers, and offers an
"embedded redundancy" feature that can link two boards, says DMP.
http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15539:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


  _____ * * * OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS FROM PAST WEEK * * * _____

* Linux services firm hires MontaVista exec
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553A:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Linux hops on STD bus
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553B:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Wyse beefs up thin clients
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553C:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* DRM client ported to mobile Linux distro
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553D:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* iPhones to xhost Linux apps
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553E:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Tactical Linux computer muscles up
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1553F:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Virtualization technology targets multi-core ARM
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15540:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Webinars explore RTOS-to-Linux driver migration
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15541:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Open phone goes robotic
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15542:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Palm Pilot VM for Linux updated
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15543:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Linux-focused smartphone vendor announces cuts
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15544:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* GCC for kernel hackers
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15545:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Microsoft to bake own phone?
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15546:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Tux cashes in on paint
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15547:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Qseven module sports Atom
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15548:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Open source phone gains "fat" distro
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=15549:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* WiMAX deal "clears" Linux for takeoff
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554A:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* HMI panels run Linux
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554B:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* LiMo to gain FOMA pack
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554C:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Quad-core PICMG board runs Linux
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554D:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* DIY Linux service gains ultralight GUI
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554E:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;

* Asus nettop gets discrete graphics
  http://web.eweek.com/t?ctl=1554F:BC4ACF63C9930028F3220B5902762E8C&;


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* THE LINUX DEVICES SHOWCASE
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