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[News] Nokia's Linux Tablet Improved, OpenMoko on the Way, Google's Linux Phone Attracts Devs

OS upgrade leaks for Linux-based tablet

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| The hotly anticipated Maemo operating system upgrade for the Nokia N800 
| Internet Tablet has leaked. Early reviewers are impressed with the upgrade's 
| faster performance and Mozilla-based Web browser.  
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7806233999.html

OpenMoko prepping to push sales of Linux-based handset

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| OpenMoko, a Linux-based open source handset platform developer, is pushing 
| the development of Linux-based smartphone with its open source handset, the 
| Neo 1973, which may be available to the mass-market in the second half of 
| 2008, according to company sources.   
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http://www.digitimes.com/telecom/a20071116PD213.html

Envisioning the Android User Experience: Customizable to the Max

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| Now that the nitty-gritty details of the SDK are becoming known, developers 
| are starting to get some sense of what the platform could mean in terms of 
| the actual products it spawns -- in other words, just what, exactly, Android  
| phones might look like.  
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/60342.html

Linux devices everywhere. Open source even.


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Frankly Speaking: Game-changer

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| Will the GooglePhone matter? Last week, Google officially unveiled its 
| long-rumored mobile phone software. Dubbed “Android,” the Linux-based 
| software stack is being backed by more than 30 partners, including handset 
| makers Motorola, Samsung, LG and HTC, and service providers Sprint Nextel, 
| T-Mobile and NTT DoCoMo.    
| 
| But no Nokia. No AT&T or Verizon. No Apple or Palm. No Symbian, Microsoft or 
| RIM. Without them, will Android matter at all? 
| 
| Hold that thought.
| 
| The day after Google’s Android announcement, the One Laptop Per Child 
| Foundation said that its low-cost, Linux-based laptops for kids are finally 
| rolling off the assembly line in China. The little green XO laptops, with 
| their built-in mesh networking and low-power-consumption design, will start 
| shipping to Uruguay and Mongolia shortly.    
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http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/6529


Closed iPhone opens road for Linux phones

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| With iPhone a closed platform, Linux gets an wide-open road for phones and 
| other smart devices 
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/yager/archives/2007/08/apple_gives_lin.html?source=rss


PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly 
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act 
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles, 
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.   
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071104/ap_on_hi_te/bye_bye_pcs


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59162.html
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Impacts of the New Nokia-Intel Partnership Could Be Significant ,----[ Quote ] | Under the new agreement, Nokia and Intel will coordinate open source efforts | by aligning some of the underlying APIs across these platforms. They will | also continue to work on several smaller projects such as oFono, ConnMan, | Mozilla, X.Org, BlueZ, D-BUS, Tracker, GStreamer, and PulseAudio to provide | more commonly-used open source standards across these platforms. `---- http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=15376 Recent: What does the Intel Nokia mobile Internet deal mean for open source? ,----[ Quote ] | Details of how Intel and Nokia will actually work together to create their | brand-new category of not-a-smartphone, not-a-netbook mobile devices remain | sketchy, but the first results will be open source software rather than any | hardware platform. `---- http://www.h-online.com/open/What-does-the-Intel-Nokia-mobile-Internet-deal-mean-for-open-source--/features/113612 Intel and Nokia announce 'long-term relationship' ,----[ Quote ] | Under the arrangement, the companies said they will work together on chip | design and open-source software. Intel recently has entered that field with | its Linux-based operating system called Moblin, designed to function on | portable devices, and Nokia has a Linux-based operating system, dubbed Maemo. | In addition, Intel will license some modem technology from Nokia. `---- ...

Linux Loons Break Into Congressman's Office and trash PC's By Installing Linux on them.
Linux Loons Break Into Congressman's Office and trash PC's By Installing Linux on them. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/26/vandals_install_linux_on_congressman_office_computers/ "According to a statement by the Grimm campaign, large stones and concrete were thrown through the campaign office windows during or around the same time miscreants "corrupted and erased the hard-drive of the campaign computer server, which contains confidential campaign files and polling data", by installing Linux*." These criminals should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is nothing worse than installing Linux on a PC. It renders the PC 100 percent useless to the average office worker. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Typical Linux loving liberal democrats at work. Foster wrote: > Linux Loons Break Into Congressman's Office and trash PC's By > Installing Linux on them. > > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/26/vandals_install_linux_on_congressman_office_computers/ > > "According to a statement by the Grimm campaign, large stones and > concrete were thrown through the campaign office windows during or > around the same time miscreants "corrupted and erased the hard-drive > of the campaign computer server, which contains confidential > campaign files and polling data", by installing Linux*." > > These criminals should be prosecuted to the fullest...

[News] Nokia's Linux-based Tablets Gain Google Gadgets
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Google Gadgets come to the Nokia Internet Tablet ,----[ Quote ] | Although there is still much to be done before Google Gadgets can be used | reliably on Maemo, this port looks like a pretty good start. Alhola intends | to contribute her Maemo-compatibility improvements upstream with the hope | that Google will accept them in the project. Developers who want to | participate in the porting effort or install the pre-alpha build on their | tablets can visit the new Google Gadgets for Maemo page that she has created | at the Maemo Garage web site. `---- http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2008/11/06/google-gadgets-come-to-the-nokia-internet-tablet Recent: Nokia's Linux OS to support 3G ,----[ Quote ] | Nokia has revealed that the next version of its Maemo internet-tablet | operating system will support 3G cellular connectivity. | | Maemo is the platform used in the Finnish manufacturer's internet-tablet | series, the latest iteration of which was the the N810. On Wednesday, Nokia's | open-source chief Dr Ari Jaaksi told the audience at an Open Source In Mobile | (OSIM) event in Berlin that Maemo 5 would include support for high-speed | packet access (HSPA), a standard sometimes described as 'super-3G'. `---- http://news.zdnet.co.uk/communications/0,1000000085,39489789,00.htm Nokia’s Maemo 5 open-source Linux OS promises faster, more powerful Internet Tablets ,----[ Quote ] | Nokia’s li...

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