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Submission + - Linaro, for a world that just cannot get enough... 1

/.Rooster writes: With ever increasing interest in the driving power of Linux to reach the parts other OS's cannot reach a new era is heralded as Linaro (http://www.linaro.org/arm-freescale-ibm-samsung-st-ericsson-and-texas-instruments-form-new-company-to-speed-the-rollout-of-linux-based-devices/) commits to supporting Linux in ever pervasive ways. Promising to address the Android revolution it's broad portfolio of key companies such as ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments in the embedded market means I, for one, am incredibly excited. Aren't you!?
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Submission + - Got a Hitachi VisionPlate?

viewtouch writes: Got a Hitachi VisionPlate that you'd like to use as a Wireless Touchscreen X Terminal except that you don't know how to set it up? Well, if you email me gene at ViewTouch then I'll email you a 125 Mb Compact Flash image that you can write to the built-in CF card and it will work famously for you as a wireless Touchscreen X terminal.

Comment It's been a while since I've visited Slashdot... (Score 1) 206

but here goes...

The ThinLinx device shown in the New York Times article has been significantly enhanced over earlier versions and we will be using it in the very near future to provide our Linux Point of Sale development platform to customers. The very low cost of this device, its very low total cost of operation and our POS development platform will be priced at a fraction of the cost of any other company using Windows and PCs for their POS system. We will also provide a BSD solution for anyone who prefers it. We have been at this for a very long time and will use the ThinLinx ARM device to replace the mini-itx platform we have been using since 2003. POS on the ThinLinx embedded ARM devices is fortified with modules such as rsync, cups, X and SSH, while notably avoiding the overhead of Java, desktop managers and relational databases. We look forward to a handheld version, too.

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Submission + - Bill Gates funds anti-net neutrality Congressman

amigoro writes: "It has emerged that Bill Gates funded an anti-neutrality Congressman at the last election. He gave $2,000, the maximum possible, to Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), who voted against Markey's "Net Neutrality Act of 2006". He also meant to be working closely with another anti-net neutrality Congressman, Cliff Stearns.

This is hardly surprising, considering the fact that Microsoft stands to lose, not gain, from net neutrality."
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