Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Fun with Bluetooth on Linux

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

One of the neglected technology in linux PCs is Bluetooth.

Though most wireless connectivity needs in today’s computing world are addressed by wifi 802.11abg, device to device communications such as bluetooth still has its uses.


Future of Linux in Automotive Industry

Monday, July 27th, 2009

In May 2008, just less than a year ago, Intel and Wind River Systems co-announced their interest in producing open source linux automotive applications. Wind River Systems produces linux-based softwares and operating systems for embedded platforms. Intel’s interest in the mobile platform was strengthened by its low cost Atom processor and was actively supporting the Moblin project, an opensource linux operating system.

Wind River System was acquired by Intel in June 2009.


Costs savings with opensource

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

A recent article in Enterprise Networking Planet talks about some where IT departments can reduce their costs by opting for opensource.


Tiny Little Linux MID, SmartQ5

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The reason why netbooks are increasing in its demand is because users are starting to prefer smaller and lighter notebooks to carry around.

There is another range of devices that is rising in popularity, probably not here in Singapore. But its presence can already be felt. The Mobile Internet Devices, aka MID, are handheld computers built around mobile processors such as the Atom or ARM CPU. It will usually have a 5 to 7 inch LCD touchscreen and can function somewhat like a PC.