Why Ubuntu on ARM Could be a Rich Seam

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| ARM today announced that the total number of processors shipped by its
| Partners has exceeded ten billion.
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| [...]
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| A Nokia-sponsored project is porting Ubuntu Linux to the ARM architecture.
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http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/20...rich-seam.html

The Microsoft Munchkins can make fun of "7" all they want, but Microsoft is
scared because of Linux' presence in the embedded space (links from last week
below).


Recent:

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| Around 98% of the world's CPUs manufactured are used in embedded systems.
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http://www.digitaltippingpoint.com/?q=node/132


Four billion embedded systems shipped in '06

http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3686249103.html


Ubuntu ported to ARM

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| A Nokia-sponsored project is porting Ubuntu Linux to the ARM architecture.
| The "Handheld Mojo" team has completed ARM builds of Feisty Fawn
| (dubbed "Frisky Firedrake") and Gutsy Gibbon ("Grumpy Griffin"), with Hardy
| Heron compilation starting soon. *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2097004728.html


ARM unveils multi-core phone chips

http://www.vnunet.com/itweek/news/22...lti-core-phone


Analyst smashes the Intel Atom

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| Atom may prove to be a little faster, writes Kenton Williston, but ARM chips
| are cheaper, more power efficient, smaller -- and they're here now.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5492118276.html


Mozilla, Arm, others to build Linux UMPC platform

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| MontaVista, Texas Instruments, Samsung, Movial, and Marvell Technologies also
| on board to create an open source platform for new device category *
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http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/...ux-UMPC_1.html
http://tinyurl.com/32euhv


Linux kernel maintainer calls for embedded specialist

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| The maintainer of Linux 2.6 has called for a full-time,
| architecture-independent "embedded maintainer." Speaking at a CELF's fourth
| annual Embedded Linux Conference, Morton also told embedded developers how to
| select a kernel, get support from the kernel community, and decide whether to
| submit code to mainline. * *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2083975586.html


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
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| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc


Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

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| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.
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http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/26010/news.htm


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

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| ...Microsoft is fighting a losing battle here. It's like gravity.
| Eventually you just stop fighting and learn to accept it. Even Microsoft.
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-991...bj=TheOpenRoad


Related:

Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7115758310.html


Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

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| Meanwhile, in the world's largest mobile phone market (China), Linux already
| has a 30 percent share, CCID Consulting Company said in March.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9422438794.html