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Re: Ubuntu Core is Arriving (GNU/Linux for Embedded Devices)

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____/ 7 on Thursday 01 Sep 2011 20:22 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Canonical Targets Embedded Devices with Its Ubuntu Core
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>> | If Canonical has its way, Ubuntu may soon be powering computers like the
>> | one in your car. At least, thatâs what the release of Ubuntu Core, a new
>> | image of Ubuntu aimed at embedded devices, suggests. Hereâs the scoop.
>> | 
>> | Ubuntu Core, as its name implies, constitutes a very bare-bones Ubuntu
>> | system. Itâs a minimalist version of Ubuntu that provides the most basic
>> | software around which developers can build a larger system to suit their
>> | needs.
>> `----
>> http://www.thevarguy.com/2011/09/01/canonical-targets-embedded-devices-with-its-ubuntu-core/comment-page-1/
> Phoor!! This is what I need!! We are powering ahead with
> idea of switching to ARM and the question I always
> had was how to get the Ubuntu (or some core) into the
> minimalist embedded system so that I can run just the needed
> distro maintained applications without having to be lumbered with
> excessive hardware and software overheads. Specifically, I'm thinking
> of ARM, flash, RAM and colour LCD up to 7" and it must run X, have ethernet
> with samba file sharing,
> bluetooth and/or wifi running but precious little else other than one app
> which will maximise across the full screen.
> If I got a virtual machine to play with that runs the core, then I can
> get the app debugged and working in a PC and also get contractors to
> be doing the same things on their PCs and join it all together into final
> product which is easy to maintain and distribute without licensing headaches.
> The underlying hardware can change any minute from product to product,
> but it doesn't risk bringing down the software because that
> would just get recompiled into the new hardware environment and everything
> would just work.
> Marvelous!!!
> Thank you Roy.

Have you ever worked with programmable Xilinx boards? I wrote a 
front-end debugger for one.. :-)

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