Linked by fran on Fri 29th Oct 2010 05:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Embedding Linux can apparently become a bit messy. This is set to change. With the support of Intel, the Linux Foundation has recently launched the "Yocto Project" This project is not a linux distribution or platform but a complete embedded Linux development environment with tools, metadata, and documentation. The project currently targets four architectures: ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and x86 (32 and 64 Bit). Intel's support for the project can best be summarized from its own press release: "Intel is supporting the Yocto Project with code and resources to help provide high-quality developer tools assisting companies with the creation of custom Linux-based systems for embedded products on any hardware architecture."
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Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

For starters how many android and TomToms are there out there?


You may include the means that usually connect a "Windows" PC to the Internet - the modem, today often something like a DSL modem + router + switch + DHCP server + NAT + line splitter + phone appliance + firewall + storage + WLAN + cordless phone base + who knows what; a real egg-laying wool-milk-sow.

They usually run a customized kind of Linux. Here in Germany, those devices are very common and can be found nearly everywhere where a PC is connected to the Internet (because the alternatives, POTS + regular modem, or ISDN, are hardly found today). I'm sure the situation in other european countries is similar or at least comparable.

It's quite easy to conclude what this implies to your idea to add Androids and Tomtoms to the amount of Linux installations running. Add them up, too. :-)

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