Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Nov 2005 08:47 UTC
Multimedia, AV We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered (by snooping on its firmware files) that the Pontis MX2020 multimedia device that Geeks.com sent us for a review actually uses Linux (embedded distribution uCLinux, kernel 2.4.19). If it's video, audio, pictures, recording or even basic PDA functionality via its touch screen, the Pontis MX2020 can do it all. And for very cheap too.
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Linux / Updates
by forum on Tue 15th Nov 2005 10:10 UTC
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2005-11-15

This PMP seems very interesting, especially pricewise, however I'm wondering: does the fact that it runs Linux provides an advantage to the customer ? For instance, will it make possible to update the PMP with new video formats support or something ?

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RE: Linux / Updates
by Eugenia on Tue 15th Nov 2005 17:16 in reply to "Linux / Updates"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

No. Especially because the source code doesn't seem easy to find.

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RE[2]: Linux / Updates
by Sphinx on Tue 15th Nov 2005 19:20 in reply to "RE: Linux / Updates"
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2005-07-09

qualify that with, "at this writing", or, "today", and it might be valid.

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RE: Linux / Updates
by Sphinx on Tue 15th Nov 2005 19:30 in reply to "Linux / Updates"
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2005-07-09

Give it time you'll probably see a replacement os project as soon as a few are disassembled, the hardware looks much too nice not to, probably only a cross compile and a few driver changes away.

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RE[2]: Linux / Updates
by Eugenia on Tue 15th Nov 2005 19:32 in reply to "RE: Linux / Updates"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The full hardware specs are not available. You can't port anything to it in the current form. The only solution is for iUbi to post the source code so people can start updating it.

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