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[Videos] Linaro engineers talk about the status of Linux on ARM

Charbax Re:Transcript? (2 comments)

I filmed 32 videos at the Linaro Connect show they are all listed at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0312674085648DD6 or http://armdevices.net/category/tradeshows/linaro-connect/ . I tried to write the summary here on Slashdot. You can pick and choose the interviews you want to check out. I'm not selling anything except trying to get more views on my ARM Linux related videos that I'd expect to be of the interest of slashdot users. There is also a summary keynote by Kiko (Engineering Lead) of Linaro recorded in a hangout (with echo for now) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0C4FoQIb3Q#t=3m40s they'll upload a higher quality video of that and many other HD interviews and presentations in the next few days or so probably on http://youtube.com/linaroorg

more than 2 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:XO By The Numbers (229 comments)

This is essentially 100% of the developing world kids to have gotten any laptops at all.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Not an Intel initiative (229 comments)

Sure mr troll under the bridge. Intel has no relations with OEMs like Asus whatsoever, and Intel also manufactures the Classmate all by themselves, not by any chance in the same Pegatron factories that make Asus Eee laptops. Asus Eee was a staged marketing stunt orchestrated by Intel for Asus to block OLPC sales, go look back.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Wrong Target. (229 comments)

You are welcome to get a XO development machine and show that Mint works great on it.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Dump Lin-sux and Lamedroid: ask Apple for iOS! (229 comments)

Apple can install Mac OSX on any OLPC XO laptop today and have always been able to, just to prove that they can make it run. OLPC laptops are 100% fully dual-bootable, just put any other compatible OS on the SD card and reboot. To this day, I don't believe Apple has provided any compatible version of OSX for these laptops. OSX is closed source, only Apple can come and provide a compatible "Light" version of their software to run on the machines. Apple prefers to keep their money at doing other things.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Why android over standard Linux? (229 comments)

Archos officially allows you to root your Archos Android Tablet using a "Special Developer Edition" firmware. Thing is, for official root support on such compact embedded devices you have to loose the warranty. At least for now. For example, you could write code that constantly over-clocks the processor or abuses something else in there and that can harm the hardware, so manufacturer is not able to support that.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

The relation is Governments and Money. It would absolutely be a military strategy to invest in education, every $1 spent on education could be worth 100x more towards bringing peace than every $1 spent on artillery or tanks.

more than 3 years ago
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Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

It's useful to compare things, analyse money transactions for understanding the value of things. For the price of 1 day of the US war in Afghanistan, all the kids of the whole country of Afghanistan could get a laptop. Shouldn't the head of military strategists consider that it may be worth it, that giving all the children in the whole country this type of tool could calm down some of the suicide bombers, might convert some of the extremists? Most of the girls in Afghanistan don't go to school at all, because they are scared or just not allowed to, why not give them this tool so they can at least try to learn themselves at home? You can't say this is not about politics.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

It's a US project made by the good people at the US MIT, without US initiative this project might not exist yet. Sure thing, I wish India, China, Europe, Saudi Arabia, all join together and make sure every child on this planet get a fair chance at education now. It's politics that decide the priorities and where to put the money, tax who and sponsor what. The idea is sure enough we need to build a few million more/better schools, and bring Internet to all. But, even though those things have to happen, better food, better health and security, we might as well give the children a school in a box which a Laptop has the potential to be.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

2 billion kids are waiting. US spends billions dollars every day on useless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why is it so unrealistic to have a vision where one actually puts money in educating the kids as soon as possible, before they grow old and miss their opportunity of getting inspiration to do big things in their future.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Chrome, Android = Google, right? (229 comments)

How much is Google spending on non-profit projects per year? Billions of dollars? Wouldn't it be good if the craze that goes on around Android and Chrome could be fully utilized by a global education project instead of these things happening separately? If OLPC can find a way to make it central to the whole Mobile Computing trend to also support full productivity, full educational purposes, real usefulness and not only Angry Birds. That could be very positive couldn't it?

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Android for the masses (229 comments)

That hardware is basically awesome, it's now just a question of software to make it fully Intel Atom netbook killer. It's nearly half the weight, potentially 50% of the price, runs 3x longer on a battery, may run even twice as much or more with a reflective Pixel Qi screen.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Um, faster than...an 8 year old x86 (229 comments)

You won't find a sub-5Watt system (including the screen) running Intel Atom or AMD Fusion, so those cannot be compared. Why AMD or Intel don't go lower power, go ask them. the VIA Nano allows for a 4Watt system, which is a bit lower than AMD Geode.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Build them and an app store. (229 comments)

Definitely they should add Android apps support somehow, I think the kids in Peru are going to enjoy Angry Birds.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

The $100 has always been target that can only be reached once more than 6 million units are mass manufactured, that was always the original idea. Intel tactics though, it has been proven in official state letters, successfully blocked OLPC from reaching countries like Nigeria, China, India, etc. But even though they "only" sold 2 million laptops to children in some of the poorest places in the world, you can find plenty videos online http://olpc.tv/ , see how the kids and teachers are using those daily, it's a huge success. I mean comon, OLPC may have deeply changed the lives of 2 million families in more or less very poor third world countries. Sure enough, it'd be better they reached 2 billion kids by now, by they I mean OLPC or anyone else in the industry. It's all about lowering cost and lowering power consumption of laptops and also bringing internet everywhere.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:Android for the masses (229 comments)

I think the OLPC laptops by default all come with a full fedora linux desktop, as you can see in the video, which the kids can easily dual-boot into if they want "advanced mode", with full Gnome desktop.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I want ARM power! (229 comments)

I also filmed a 14" 2Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 laptop at CES, see here: http://armdevices.net/2011/01/07/nufront-arm-powered-laptops/ In Europe Toshiba has released the best looking ARM Cortex-A9 Tegra2 Powered 10.1" Laptop, it's available for 160 euros for new (sub $200 retail price, consider Europeans pay approx 25% taxes). The only problem with that Toshiba AC-100 is current lack of decent laptop-oriented software, the Android that's loaded on it is not mature enough and Toshiba is very secretive about software update status. That Toshiba AC-100 has been rooted and impressive hackers have loaded Ubuntu on it but it's buggy for now, sound doesn't work yet for example, and it's risky to install, some people have bricked their units doing it. Shuttleworth said at recent Ubuntu conference that the Toshiba AC-100 is his favorite device. Much more may be coming soon in ARM Powered laptop segment. You can follow my site if you want news, or even post your news on it if you find something.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Charbax Re:I think you may be over stating things... (229 comments)

OLPC was founded in 2005 with the "$100 Laptop" idea which Bill Gates, Intel, everyone imediately poo-pooed. Intel's Asus Eee PC Atom platform was a direct reaction to OLPC's hype, Eee was promoted as $199 Laptop miod 2007 but introduced by the end of 2007 as a $399 netbook.

more than 3 years ago

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$150 UCSD Robotics Development Kit enables hacking Mobile Inverted Pendulum

Charbax Charbax writes  |  about 6 months ago

Charbax (678404) writes "Here's the $150 BeagleMiP robotics development kit presented by students and professors from the Coordinated Robotics Lab at University of California, San Diego at CES 2014. It's Texas Instruments AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Beaglebone Black Linux powered, combines all sensors needed in educational robotics development, webcams, displays, 3D printed structures/inventions, the self-balancing Mobile Inverted Pendulum (MiP) motors and encoders, the UCSD spin-off start-up Strawson Design has designed the Novus Robotics Cape sister-PCB Board to connect all kinds of additional motors, sensors, cameras, radios, and a lot more. WowWee MiP is the mass market consumer toy version of this design to be sold for $99 (and which will be somewhat programmable/hackable also using a backpack). The battery lasts for hours, it can carry and balance more than its own weight, potentially future sensors and apps will allow it to be autonomous (like a self-driving car), to feature emotions (how are you doing kid?), advanced artificial intelligence (bring you the beer from the fridge before you even think to ask for it), and larger robots based on these designs can potentially soon carry your groceries and follow you around, make your laundry, cook your food, wash your dishes and take care of your kids when you party."
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[Videos] Linaro engineers talk about the status of Linux on ARM

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Charbax writes "Some of the worlds best developers work at Linaro optimizing the future of Linux on ARM. In this 4-hour video series several of them describe software solutions for the upcoming ARM big.LITTLE architecture (ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7), demonstrate how Linaro Android 4.0.4 runs twice as fast as stock Android 4.0.4 on the TI OMAP4430 Pandaboard, talk about the future of Android, unify the ARM bootloader, combine multiple ARM SoCs into one Linux Kernel for ARM. Canonical works to support ARM Servers, Mark Shuttleworth talks about the opportunity that ARM constitutes for Ubuntu on Laptops and Servers. The CTO of Linaro talks about the next billions of ARM Powered devices that they are working to optimize Linux for."
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ARMv8 64-bit Architecture announced

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Charbax writes "ARM is introducing the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. It can be for Smartphones, Tablets, and also for Servers, Desktops, Set-top-boxes and more. Here is an interview with ARM's CTO Mike Muller after this announcement keynote. At the ARM TechCon 2011 in Santa Clara (October 25-27th), ARM also showed the first ARM Cortex-A15 prototype and talked about their new ARM Cortex-A7 big.LITTLE platform. TSMC (the worlds largest independent foundry for the fabless semiconductor industry) says that they can scale processor manufacturing size down to 7nm over the next 10 years, and that 28nm is now in volume production, so they can keep busy. Texas Instruments is soon ready to showcase their OMAP5 28nm ARM Cortex-A15 processor, Marvell shows their "Tri-Core" PXA2128 on a tablet prototype for the first time and Freescale demonstrates the performance of their upcoming i.MX6 Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor."
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Genesi to launch sub-$199 ARM i.MX53 Linux Laptop

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Charbax writes "Genesi already has a $199 ARM Laptop for sale on their website, based on the previous generation Freescale i.MX51, now at the Freescale Technology Forum they are launching their new i.MX53 based PCB design which they will use in even cheaper ARM Powered laptops (smartbooks) and desktops (smarttops) to be released in the next couple of months. They are accelerating Linux performance on ARM up to 300% using Hard Float techniques which one of their software engineers talks about in this video. Consider, those ARM Laptops are still only running on single core ARM Cortex-A8, things are getting even faster using the newer Dual-core and Quad-core processors such as the new Freescale i.MX 6 Quad-core processor launched in this video today. Soon enough, ARM Powered Laptops and Desktops are going to be fast enough people won't see the difference in performance between ARM and the Intel Atom, but ARM will be much cheaper and last much longer on a smaller battery."
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop is faster than x86

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "Not only is power consumption halved to less than 2 Watts and price of the motherboard is reduced, the performance of the next generation OLPC Laptop is actually faster to run full Fedora Linux compared to x86. Here's a video interviewing OLPC's CTO Edward J. McNierney where he explains how OLPC's world class engineers are making this change of CPU architecture and why. If OLPC XO-1 threatened Intel enough to start the Netbook market and has reached 2 million poor kids in third world countries thus far, XO-1.75 may help start the ARM Powered Linux laptop market. Do you think Fedora/Sugar will do or should OLPC attract Chrome OS and Android solutions for education to get faster help from the big boys of Silicon Valley to bring Linux software successfully to the next billion PC/Laptop users?"
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Quad-core ARM Powered Servers showcased by Marvell

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "At the ARM Technology Conference in Santa Clara, Marvell just unveiled in this video the initial sampling of the Quad-Core Armada XP ARM Processor for ARM Powered servers, to power cloud computing, networking, storage and mobile infrastructure. Marvell claims this is perfect for powering Web 2.0, cloud computing and video hosting sites like Facebook and YouTube and they have many secret OEM and ODM partners seriously working on this. The advantages being it provides very good performance (benchmarks still to be released..) at a fraction of the power consumption (compared to x86), very competitive price. Power consumption of the server park can be cut to a quarter, the density of the server infrastructure can be increased. Is Intel right now in a huge panic?"
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ARM Cortex A9 Laptops to be Linux Powered

Charbax Charbax writes  |  about 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "In this video, Jerone Young, lead partner engineer at Canonical, explains some of the challenges that Canonical and other companies who are part of the new Linaro project have been working on for the past many months, in preparation for the now imminent release of a whole bunch of ARM Cortex A9 Powered laptops and desktops likely to be manufactured by giants of the industry such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Quanta, Invetec, Pegatron, Compal, all of whome have been showing tens of early prototype designs of these ARM Powered laptops at trade shows around the world during the past year and a half. They work to standardize the boot process, write drivers to use graphics and video hardware acceleration, they optimize the web browser (Chrome and Mozilla), they implement faster DDR3 RAM and faster I/O bus speeds, they also optimize the software to use the new faster dual core ARM Cortex A9 processors. The goal is to have these upcoming ARM Powered laptops feel as usable to end consumers as Intel x86 based laptops/netbooks. With increased competition thanks to this alternative CPU architecture, prices of laptops and desktops could rapidly go down (sub-$149 laptops and sub-$99 desktops are likely), battery life could run much longer (up to 30-50 hours using a Pixel Qi LCD screen), sizes and weights can be much smaller. This could be the type of low-power, low-cost computer that the next 5 billion people in the world may use as their first computer."
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Archos opens up Linux Tablets to developers

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "On the one side you have the closed iPad for $499-$829, on the other you have dozens of awesome open ARM Powered Linux Tablets coming to the market from MSI, Asus, ICD, Notion Ink, HP, Dell and others, most are based on Android and are likely to foster competition that can provide cheaper and better Tablets than Apple. Archos is the only manufacturer with powerful Android Tablets on the market since October 2009, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet (8GB) is now available for $249 in Radio Shack and (16GB) for $279 in Best Buy. Today, Archos is releasing the Special Edition Firmware that adds an Ångström Linux as a dual-boot for their latest Archos 5 Internet Tablet generation so that developers can start developing powerful Linux solutions for the Archos Linux tablets and not only do Android stuff."
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$100 Android Laptop Hivision PWS700CA video-review

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "The Android Laptops are coming. Thanks to cheap ARM Powered Laptops made in China, and the latest most optimized Android software, we can soon buy usable $100 Laptops in all the supermarkets. In this video, I test the web browsing speed on the new Rockchip rk2808 ARM9 based PWS700CA Laptop by Shenzhen-based Hivision Co Ltd. Web browsing on AJAX-heavy websites is surprisingly snappy, and could only be even faster if ARM11, ARM Cortex A8 or A9 processors were used and if it was configured with slightly more than 128MB RAM. How soon will Google release the $100 Google Laptop?"
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$199 Freescale Tablet runs Chrome OS

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "This is an extensive video interview with Freescale's Manager of Software development about their integration of the Chromium OS onto their ARM Cortex A8 i.MX51 based $199 Tablet reference design.

It seems to run smoothly and fast with multiple tabs. No touch screen support yet so input is using a USB keyboard and mouse for now, but the WiFi drivers are fine. Freescale is also demonstrating Android and Ubuntu versions. Those have 3G sim card reader built-in, even an HDMI output and 720p video playback. The question is, will they be able to support full Chrome browser web browsing at full speed on the most Javascript and Flash intensive websites and support an unlimited amount of opened tabs?"

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ARM powered laptops to increase Linux market-share

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "Last April, Microsoft would argue that it controlled the netbook OS market for those sold in certain specific Microsoft-friendly US retail stores, while ABI Research claims that Linux actually has 35% of the worldwide netbook market, and that its market-share is growing. At the recent Netbook World Summit in Paris France, Aaron J. Seigo, Community leader at the KDE Foundation and Arnaud Laprévote, CTO Chief Technology Officer at Mandriva Linux give us their estimation in this Youtube video for next year's Linux market-share in the consumer Laptop market. Their estimation is that Linux will dominate in ARM powered Laptops and that those may take over a significant share of the overall Laptop market by their significantly cheaper prices (as low as $80), longer battery life (as long as 20-40 hours on a small battery using the Pixel Qi screens), as well as lower size and weight. Running some of the Chromium OS builds for ARM available shortly, having a full browser experience on those cheaper and better ARM powered Linux laptops could make it a significant mass market success to shake up the Intel and Microsoft consumer PC/Laptop monopoly in its boots."
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First non-Nokia Maemo tablet device reviewed

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "The Optima OP5-E is being video-reviewed at ARMdevices.net. It includes a 4.3" 800x480 touch screen, built-in 3G CDMA modem, Marvell PXA320 806mhz ARM processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, built-in MicroSD slot, USB-host, Speakers, video-conferencing, 3.2 Megapixel camera, removable 2600mAh battery and it installs most open-source Maemo Linux applications with minimal if any porting required. It could be sold at $299 or cheaper if subsidized by telecom carriers."
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Archos releases Dev Edition firmware for Tablets

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax (678404) writes "While Archos current "Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android" is a 4.8" WVGA Tablet hardware that runs Android 1.5 and soon 2.0 with the full Google Marketplace Experience (according to rumors), users of last year's 4.8" and 7" Archos Linux Tablets have been complaining that Archos firmware updates of its proprietary embedded Linux OS were too rare and added too little of the requested functionality. Under pressure from hackers demonstrating jailbreak methods, Archos has just now officially released the open-source Special Developer Edition firmware based on Angstrom Linux generated from a customized open embedded build for last year's Archos 5 and 7 Internet Media Tablets. If many talented developers join the community of Archos hackers to make software for this new Archos SDE firmware, Android, Angstrom Linux, Maemo Mer, Qt and Ubuntu Linux could be expected to run smoothly on it soon. Which could make it the ultimate pocket Linux Internet Tablet for Linux hackers. Installing Archos new SDE firmware permanently disables DRM playback and voids the warranty. The Archos 5/7 Internet Media Tablets are running on a 600mhz ARM Cortex A8 processor, with 60GB to 320GB of built-in hard drive storage and powerful hardware acceleration for 720p video playback and even HDMI output. The advantage of this open-source firmware working on last year's model is that the 250GB 4.8" Archos 5IMT Tablet now sells for $199 at Amazon.com and the 160GB 7" Archos 7IMT version is $209 and those are to be found even cheaper on ebay."
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Chinese Linux Tablets shown at IFA

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Charbax writes "Small Chinese companies are showing interesting pocketable tablets at IFA 2009 running Android and Maemo Linux on different embedded ARM processors. Here during this first morning of IFA, I found a couple of very interesting tablets. SMIT shows a 4.8" WVGA Android tablet with built-in WiFi, GPS and USB host. Optima is showing a Maemo Linux powered tablet with a 4.3" WVGA touchscreen, integrated 3G and WiFi. During the next few days of IFA, I will be looking for more Android and Maemo Linux projects by small unknown but very innovative companies. Which should help keeping embedded Linux fans excited until the big brands like Archos, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Creative, Dell and dozens of other companies all come out with revolutionary embedded Linux smartphones and MIDs in the coming weeks and months to compete and destroy Apple's iphone OS, Nokia's Symbian and Wintel's failed X86 based UMPC/MID strategy."
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Archos 10 Ubuntu: an unrestricted 500GB netbook

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Charbax writes "For only $25 more than the suggested retail price of the Windows XP version of the Archos 10 netbook, Archos has just released the Archos 10 Ubuntu edition with 500GB hard drive instead of 160GB and 2GB RAM instread of 1GB and a 6-cell battery. The feature restrictions that Microsoft are enforcing on netbooks for the licencing of Windows XP are hereby being avoided by Archos by shipping the netbook with Ubuntu 9.04 pre-installed. Archos can thus provide more than 3x more storage and 2x more RAM memory for only about $25 extra on the MSRP. For now, this Archos 10 Ubuntu edition netbook is only released in France, but if there is enough demand, Archos should quickly proceed to make it available worldwide. Archos also recently released the Archos 10S netbook design (with Magnesium casing is only 22mm thick and weighs just 1kg), which may be a more perfect design for an unrestricted 500GB Ubuntu netbook. So let's all Linux fans demand that Archos make it available worldwide immediately and at a good price!"
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ARM powered Linux laptops unveiled at Computex

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Charbax writes "At Computex in Taipei on 2-6th June, several companies unveiled ARM powered laptops that are cheaper ($99 to $199), last much longer on a regular 3 cell battery (8-15 hours) and that still can add new cool features such as a built-in HDMI 720p or 1080p output, 3D acceleration, connected standby and more. The ARM Linux laptops shown as working prototypes at Computex will run Ubuntu 9.10 (optimized for ARM), Google Android, Xandros OS for ARM or some Red Flag Linux type of OS. Here in this video, the Director of Mobile Computing at ARM is giving us all the latest details on the status for the support of full Flash (with all actionscripts), the optimizations of the web browser (accelerating rendering/scrolling using the GPU/DSP), the stuff that Google is working on to adapt Android 2.0 Donut release for Laptop screens and interfaces and more. At Computex I also filmed an Interview with the Nvidia team working on Tegra laptops, the Qualcomm people working on Snapdragon devices and the Freescale people doing their awesomely thin ARM laptops in cooperation with manufacturers such as Pegatron as well."
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HD-videoconferencing available now for below $100

Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Charbax writes "Forget about Sony's Ipela system for HD videoconferencing costing $12000, forget about Cisco's $33900 Telespresence or Lifesize's $5999 Express HD video conferencing solutions which more and more corporations around the world are installing in their specially designated conference rooms to save on air fares and to reorganize the way they do business conferencing.

The FVexpress HD video-conferencing solution presented at CeBIT 2009 by Taiwanese company Facevsion is the worlds cheapest HD videoconferencing solution using a PCI Express card adapter with a 1-2mbit/s real-time 1280x720 H264 video encoder and decoder processor inside. Thus in combination with any cheap Laptop or Netbook with a PCI Express card slot, with any of the new HD-capable USB Webcams, you can thus launch HD resolution video-conferencing solutions which may look nearly just as awesome as any of the multi-thousand dollar professional solutions that have been on the market for the past few years.

Look forward to installing this at your grandparents house on their HDTV, this way you can meet them in your living room without actually having to travel to meet them. Using any affordable HDTV, and using the 1-2mbit/s upload connections that more and more standard ADSL/Cable Internet connections can support, HD video-conferencing is the second best thing to actually meeting people for real. It's actually pretty awesome!"

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Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Charbax writes "I'm doing video coverage from CeBIT for the 4th year in a row available at here as youtube embeds and as DivX in High Definition streaming and downloads. Check out the MSI PE201, a High Definition H264/Mpeg4/Mpeg2/WMV player with ethernet, 160GB HDD, DVD burner, runs Linux on a Toshiba TX4939 CPU and is available for 270$ only through ISPs. Also check out the Digital Cube G43, the worlds smallest UMPC, could also work great for Linux. And the Yahsin Projector and pen concept, it could be the most compact large screen computer interface using a laser projector, a retractable mirror and a special pen. I've also posted videos of the NEC Virtual Multimedia PC, the IBM Cell Processor and more than 40 other HD videos."
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Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Charbax writes "Here are some of the Linux related videos from CES 2007: The 100$ Laptop OLPC is running Pepper OS, a demonstration of the OLPC displays visibility outdoors and OLPC Chief Connectivity Officer Michail Bletsas talking about the Mesh networking, OLPC C-sound music synthesiser demo, OLPC talk with Marvell representative about possible upcoming 802.11N and WiMax versions of the 100$ Laptop. Also a nice Geode-based Fedora-Linux tablet demo of the PepperPad 3. Finally a Nokia N800 interview with the product manager. You can post more links to Linux related videos from CES 2007 in the comments.."
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Charbax Charbax writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Charbax writes "You didn't get to go to CES in Las Vegas this time? Then you can watch hours of coverage in HD. All the coolest gadgets are there. Including 4 extensive videos of the OLPC, demonstrated running the Pepper Linux OS implementation of Fedora Core (this is not the Sugar interface), interviews, UMPCs, Cowon's Wi-Fi connected PMP, vaccum-cleaning and mopping Robots and more."

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