Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Xandros Linux on ARM - When on first ARM Netbook?

Very interesting news: Xandros has been ported to ARM, we'll soon see EEE PC with an ARM processor?Link to the article: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2075296337.html

See also chart of 2009-2010 netbook processors and operating systems

"Xandros is porting its desktop Linux distribution -- noted for use in the pioneering Asus EEE netbook -- to two ARM-based platforms for netbooks and other mobile devices. The ports are part of a larger push to support ARM-based devices, including 3G-enabled MID-like devices and even smartphones, says Xandros.

The two Xandros ports are to the Qualcomm Snapdragon and netbook-focused Freescale i.MX515. The ports will include "a variety" of user applications, and will support both keyboard and touchscreen input, says Xandros. Applications are said to include a browser, push-based email, PIM, instant messaging, a photo viewer, a media player, and a Microsoft Office-compatible office suite."

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