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[News] Google Could Do Open Source GNU/Linux Televisions

  • Subject: [News] Google Could Do Open Source GNU/Linux Televisions
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 05:24:23 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
The Google Set-Top Box (Think Android For TV)

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| Google may very well want to do to the set-top box what it is trying to do to 
| the mobile phone with its Android operating system—create an open-source 
| hardware platform and attract developers to build applications on top of it. 
| At least that is the unconfirmed rumor I’ve heard from two knowledgeable 
| industry sources.    


Android Will Change the Game, Even if It Fails

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| The day after Google's Android announcement, the One Laptop Per Child 
| Foundation said that its low-cost, Linux-based laptops for kids are finally 
| rolling off the assembly line in China. The little green XO laptops, with 
| their built-in mesh networking and low-power-consumption design, will start 
| shipping to Uruguay and Mongolia shortly.    
| [...]
| What does Android promise? Lots of third-party applications and better Web 
| browsing, mainly. That's what Nokia, Apple, Symbian, AT&T and the rest will 
| be scrambling to match in the year before Android-based phones hit the



Now that your TV is a computer

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| It is also a computer that runs Linux, the free open-source operating system. 
| I know because it crashed once, and I got a command prompt. (Plus, the Dish 
| people have Linux programming code posted on their Web site, as they're 
| supposed to under the open-source license.) Since it is a computer, it can be 
| upgraded. And it's been getting upgraded like crazy.    



Linux is de facto OS for TV set-top boxes

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| "The major chipset manufacturers are introducing new Linux platforms
| almost monthly," said Ken Helps, managing director of Ocean Blue Software.
| The attraction is that the Linux operating system will support
| advanced functions without requiring a license fee.


Electronics firms plan Internet televisions

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| The new televisions will use Linux operating systems instead of
| Microsoft Windows, it added. That feature is aimed at cutting the time
| needed to boot up and reducing the risk of virus infection. 


TV Makers to Collaborate on Internet TV Standards

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| The new sets reportedly will be based on the Linux operating system.


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| The Japanese consumer electronics companies aim to develop
| broadband-enabled televisions that can download and display videos from
| the internet wihtout the need for a separate set-top box or computer.
| They plan to establish a common standard for aspects of internet TV,
| based on a Linux operating system.


PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of 
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3 
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for 
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications.   
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing 
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the 
| show organizer.   


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.


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