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Linux powers MID-like nav device

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| Clarion announced a Linux-based personal navigation device (PND) based on an
| 800MHz Z500 Intel Atom processor, with 512MB of RAM and a 4.8-inch 800x480
| touchscreen. The ClarionMind has a GPS receiver, but no map database of its
| own, instead connecting to Internet-based map sites.



Navicore on the N800: Taking Linux to the streets!

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| Navicore is Nokia's GPS mapping and navigation program for the N800 Internet
| Tablet. The kit comes with a Bluetooth GPS receiver, car-mounting hardware,
| and a memory card containing the Navicore Personal software and map
| collection. If you have an N800, it's a great travel aid. *


TomTom to buy map supplier Tele Atlas

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| TomTom, the world's biggest maker of car navigation devices, plans to
| buy its main map supplier, Tele Atlas, for 1.8 billion euros ($2.5
| billion) to improve the digital maps used by millions of drivers.


Hacking the TomTom ONE through Open Source

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| In an unexpected twist of events, the gpl-violations.org project took
| exception to TomTom building an embedded Linux system without going along
| with the GNU General Public License (GPL) constraints that the Linux kernel
| used, and custom modifications, be freely available as open source. They were
| successful in this and TomTom agreed to release the full source code
| including all additions and changes made in-house. Additionally, TomTom
| showed their "appreciation" for Free Software by making a donation, described
| as "significant", to the infamous Chaos Computer Club - read into this what
| you may. * * * *
| [...]
| OpenTom can be downloaded as pre-compiled images, or in source-code format
| for customising and self-compiling. No matter which route you choose, copy
| the two resulting binaries ttsystem and root.cpio to an SD card and reboot
| following the instructions on site. The OpenTom image is executed instead. *

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