Linux on ARM
Make it small, make it cheap, and people will buy it. - Two tiny, single-board Linux computers with sweet names that debuted at nearly the same time have attracted disproportionately large attention from PC consumers this week: the Raspberry Pi, and the FXI Cotton Candy.
Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2012 – MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in embedded Linux® commercialization services, today announced the release of MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux for ARM. In four years, the number of network devices will be double the size of the world population, according to Cisco VNI, 2011.
Canonical's announcement of Ubuntu for Android kicked up quite a stir, but it also left us with a few unknowns. The idea is that your phone becomes a mobile PC, switching from Android into full desktop Ubuntu mode when you dock it to a bigger display, keyboard and mouse. But just how well does it perform? When is it coming? How is it coming? And will tinkerers be able to install it for themselves?
There's been quite a bit of buzz since the announcement of Ubuntu for Android, and there's quite a bit of buzz in Hall 7 here at Mobile World Congress. That's where Canonical is showing off just what Ubuntu can do when paired to a dual-core smartphone, and it remains every bit impressive as when we got our preview a week ago.
Learn how to use Sourcery CodeBench to develop and debug embedded Linux applications. This video shows how to create an application for a target that is running Linux, download the application to the target, and remotely debug an application that is running on a target using Sourcery CodeBench.
According to an email from openSUSE developer Andrew Wafaa, a group of openSUSE developers are working on implementing full support for ARM processor cores in version 12.2 of the distribution, due to be released in July. The email summarises the key points from, and results of, a discussion between developers interested in an ARM port.
Ricardo Salveti de Araujo, from Linaro, displays the improvements Linaro have added to Ubuntu on ARM. Ubuntu on ARM: Improvements and Optimizations Done by Linaro Since Linaro's start, there was a need to have a supported platform for ARM, that could use the Linaro changes, to improve the ARM experience in general and to show the results of the work done by Linaro.
Ubuntu and the infamous HP Touchpad. For those of you around the HPT scene, you know that this is likely a comparable device to the HD2 in terms of flexibility. The device runs WebOS natively, Android (all the way to ICS thanks to the good people at the Cyanogen team), and as of October of last year, Ubuntu.
The Eee Pad Transformer Prime runs Android by default, but people have wanted to install Linux on it for quite a while, a wish that has finally become possible. - Littlesteve owns the product and had prepared an Ubuntu build for it even before ASUS finished the bootloader unlock tool.
Developers at the Seneca College released a version of Fedora Remix ARM that's optimized for the Raspberry Pi. Fedora Remix is itself a lightweight version of the open-source Red Hat Linux derivative, which is now further optimized for this $25 self-contained hobby-kit computer. The new Fedora Remix variant fits in a 2 GB SD card that the Raspberry Pi boots from.
Linaro has emerged as a great place to find well tested toolchains, Linux kernels, and evaluation builds for Ubuntu and Android. Everything is focused on the ARM Architecture which is great news for me since almost all of the projects I work on also involve ARM processors.
You know how people like to say that today’s smartphones are more powerful than the computers that NASA used to send astronauts to the moon in the ’60s? Well, that’s not saying much, because those early computers were small potatoes.
Just a quick video showing LDXE running on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Terminal is used to start it, VNC is used to connect to terminal.
Raspberry Pi has been designed to inspire a new generation of teenage computer programmers, by a team of Cambridge entrepreneurs and academics frustrated by the lack of computer science talent emerging from schools. Much awaited, it should be availble in the next week or so.
LWN.net Editor, Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation weather forecaster Jon Corbet talks to us from Android Builders Summit. He shares a summary of the keynote panel that discussed Android code and the mainline Linux kernel, memory management, ARM, the Linux weather forecast for the next 6 months and who is contributing now to the Linux platform.