Carrier-Grade Mac OS X, anyone?

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| MontaVista Software announced that its Carrier Grade Linux distribution
| supports P.A. Semi's "PWRficient" dual-core 2GHz PowerPC processor. The news
| comes only a week after Apple revealed plans to acquire P.A., a fabless
| semiconductor firm.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5643811783.html

MontaVista Software and P.A. Semi Collaborate to Bring MontaVista Linux to
PWRficient Processor for Telecom Carrier Equipment

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| MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization,
| today announced the immediate availability of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade
| Edition (CGE) for the dual-core PA6T-1682M PWRficient™ processor from P.A.
| Semi, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company delivering high-performance,
| low-power processors. MontaVista CGE is the carrier grade Linux operating
| system used by 7 of the top 8 network equipment providers (NEPs).
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...85&newsLang=en
http://tinyurl.com/58exlx

Still waiting for "The year of Windows on devices", where GNU Linux is already
king.


Yesterday:

Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux. *
|
| [...]
|
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux." *
|
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux. *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7613839836.html


Recent:

Embedded developers and kernel hackers: can they work together?

,----[ Quote ]
| In many ways, Andrew Morton's keynote set the tone for this year's Embedded
| Linux Conference (ELC) by describing the ways that embedded companies and *
| developers can work with the kernel community in a way that will be "mutually
| beneficial". Morton provided reasons, from a purely economic standpoint, why
| it makes sense for companies to get their code into the mainline kernel. He
| also provided concrete suggestions on how to make that happen. The theme of
| the conference seemed to be "working with the community" and Morton's speech
| provided an excellent example of how and why to do just that. * * *
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/...rss-linux-news


Embedded Linux Workshop Proves Big Attraction at Hi-Tech Developers Event

,----[ Quote ]
| The organisers of this year's Embedded Masterclass have announced that their
| Embedded Linux Workshops are close to being completely sold out, weeks before *
| the event.
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http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/tham...ers-event.html


Microsoft Worried Over Linux Dominance In Embedded Space

,----[ Quote ]
| Renames its family of products to target the embedded market.
`----

http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/26010/news.htm


Who's afraid of embedded Linux? Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| ...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


Linux kernel maintainer calls for embedded specialist

,----[ Quote ]
| 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


Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

,----[ Quote ]
| Meanwhile, in the world's largest mobile phone market (China), Linux already
| has a 30 percent share, CCID Consulting Company said in March.
`----

http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9422438794.html


Linux still top embedded OS

,----[ Quote ]
| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|
| * * * Licensing cost advantages
| * * * Flexibility of source code access
| * * * General familiarity
| * * * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
| * * * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4920597981.html


Why Ubuntu on ARM Could be a Rich Seam

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


,----[ Quote ]
| 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


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