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Old 21st Nov 2007, 17:34   #1
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Embedded Linux Goes Open Source

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/11..._open_source/1

DeviceVM, the company that makes the embedded Linux on the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n board has just released the source code to its software. We grilled them to find out what they expect this will bring.



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Old 21st Nov 2007, 18:12   #2
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In principle its a great idea, but I don't know what its use would be aside from "I'm just going out but i need to check on...". IMO, people will want a proper media player, with the option of recording if the computer is connected to TV broadcasts, which would also mean that if you did decide you wanted to do some proper stuff on the computer you wouldn't have to reboot.

If you look at the sleep feature which is the default option on Vista which allows booting from and off state (though not actually off) in about 10s, then I can't really see this going anywhere fast.

On the other hand, anything then gets Linux more into everyday life and away from "Enthusiasts" etc is good, though at this stage that looks unlikely (price).
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 18:42   #3
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Would be nice for use ina a vehicle, I always thought it'd be neat to have a PC in the car but aside from power issues boot time worrying about harddrives + vibrations always made me wonder.
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 19:31   #4
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Sounds like and interesting idea and I hope it works out - but if past history is any guide...

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In principle its a great idea, but I don't know what its use would be aside from "I'm just going out but i need to check on...". IMO, people will want a proper media player, with the option of recording if the computer is connected to TV broadcasts, which would also mean that if you did decide you wanted to do some proper stuff on the computer you wouldn't have to reboot.

If you look at the sleep feature which is the default option on Vista which allows booting from and off state (though not actually off) in about 10s, then I can't really see this going anywhere fast.

On the other hand, anything then gets Linux more into everyday life and away from "Enthusiasts" etc is good, though at this stage that looks unlikely (price).
Quoted for Truth (though I'm sure my Vista machine comes out of sleep in quite a bit less than 10 seconds)
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 21:13   #6
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too bad microsoft cant build a WMC app for this. Being able to boot straight into the Windows Media Center without having to load windows first would be great.
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I think what would be wonderful (though I have no idea how it could be done) is to have a simple (possibly Linux based) OS that started up instantly, whilst in the background your main OS started up. Then you could just switch over. The problem would be if you had started a conversation in Skype, it would be hard to migrate it over.
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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 09:07   #8
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The custom distro Asus have done for their mini laptop, is that available any where? I think that would be more interesting than this tbh.
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The custom distro Asus have done for their mini laptop, is that available any where? I think that would be more interesting than this tbh.
This one for those that havnt seen it

to me it looks like a clever more full version of PPC made in Linux which is a fantstic thing and i might very well buy the next version of the product
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This one for those that havnt seen it

to me it looks like a clever more full version of PPC made in Linux which is a fantstic thing and i might very well buy the next version of the product
PPC? Sorry googling that mostly brings up powerPC ports.
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too bad microsoft cant build a WMC app for this. Being able to boot straight into the Windows Media Center without having to load windows first would be great.
Well, MythTV runs under Linux. If you could get the frontend running within this system, you'd have an instant-on Media PC (Well, you'd have to have a backend elsewhere on the network, but that's not too much hassle).
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Well, MythTV runs under Linux. If you could get the frontend running within this system, you'd have an instant-on Media PC (Well, you'd have to have a backend elsewhere on the network, but that's not too much hassle).
Sounds like a pretty cool idea to me ... aslong as the Flash drive is big enough

then again, Debian, Mythtv, X and some kind of display manger is gonna be pretty small
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I can see this being very big in the enthusiast market. Imagine upon a drive failure, having recovery tools right in the embedded Linux?
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