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Re: Software defined radio runs Linux

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____/ Hardon on Thursday 03 Nov 2011 23:01 : \____

> On Thu, 03 Nov 2011 22:41:08 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> On Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:10:43 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> 'World's smallest' SDR radio runs Linux
>>> Hardly. AMSAT-UK have the funcube, an SDR receiver on a usb
>>> stick. FYI, most if not all SDR's will work with Linux. What is
>>> depressing is that most SDR's come with, or recommend, Windows SW. It
>>> takes some effort to get an SDR working with Linux which is very sad
>>> as Linux is an excellent platform for it. My perseus SDR works very
>>> well with OSS SW but the supplied, Windows only, SW is just far
>>> superior. :-(
>> Some of the gadgets themselves run Linux, which I think helps show
>> just how well it is doing in the embedded space. The desktop space
>> is a separate matter :-)
> The whole point of SDR IMHO is that the devices are OS neutral. The
> fact that the best SW for these devices is Windows specific is what
> annoys me. There is no need for it to be so.

There was once this Linux-based device called Yagie (IIRC), which was not 
only in violation of the GPL but also serviced Windows alone. It's
probably a triumph enough that Linux runs on these devices and
cannot be removed. :-)

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