Linux on ARMThe Eee Pad Transformer Prime runs Android by default, but people have wanted to install Linux on it for quite a while, a wish that has finally become possible. - Littlesteve owns the product and had prepared an Ubuntu build for it even before ASUS finished the bootloader unlock tool.

Linux on ARMDevelopers at the Seneca College released a version of Fedora Remix ARM that's optimized for the Raspberry Pi. Fedora Remix is itself a lightweight version of the open-source Red Hat Linux derivative, which is now further optimized for this $25 self-contained hobby-kit computer. The new Fedora Remix variant fits in a 2 GB SD card that the Raspberry Pi boots from.

Linux on ARMLinaro has emerged as a great place to find well tested toolchains, Linux kernels, and evaluation builds for Ubuntu and Android. Everything is focused on the ARM Architecture which is great news for me since almost all of the projects I work on also involve ARM processors.

Linux on ARMYou know how people like to say that today’s smartphones are more powerful than the computers that NASA used to send astronauts to the moon in the ’60s? Well, that’s not saying much, because those early computers were small potatoes.

Linux on ARMJust a quick video showing LDXE running on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Terminal is used to start it, VNC is used to connect to terminal.
 

Raspberry Pi with a week to go

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2012-Feb-20 | Tags: analysisfedoraraspberrypivideo

Linux on ARMRaspberry Pi has been designed to inspire a new generation of teenage computer programmers, by a team of Cambridge entrepreneurs and academics frustrated by the lack of computer science talent emerging from schools. Much awaited, it should be availble in the next week or so.

Linux on ARMLWN.net Editor, Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation weather forecaster Jon Corbet talks to us from Android Builders Summit. He shares a summary of the keynote panel that discussed Android code and the mainline Linux kernel, memory management, ARM, the Linux weather forecast for the next 6 months and who is contributing now to the Linux platform.

Linux on ARMIn recent weeks I have shown how Ubuntu 12.04 is ARM-ing up for better performance on the ARMv7 architecture by enabling hard-float builds and how the TI OMAP4 support has come together resulting in significant performance gains. Nevertheless, how is modern ARM hardware now comparing to the low-end Intel x86 competition? In this article are some results from Ubuntu 12.04 comparing the ARM performance to some Intel Core, Pentium, and Atom hardware.

Linux on ARMEarlier this month, I wrote an article about PCoIP Technology which shows an Android application (VMWare View) running on an OMAP4 Tablet displaying a Windows 7 desktop. This remote desktop technology relies on a powerful server to do the processing and thin clients (in that case Tablets) to display the desktop. Since only pixels are transferred any OS (supported by the server) could be displayed in the thin client.

Comparing JVMs on ARM/Linux

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2012-Feb-15 | Tags: analysisbenchmarkdevelopment

Linux on ARMFor quite some time, Java Standard Edition releases have included both client and server bytecode compilers (referred to as c1 and c2 respectively), whereas Java SE-Embedded binaries only contained the client c1 compiler. The rationale for excluding c2 stems from the fact that (1) eliminating optional components saves space, where in the embedded world, space is at a premium, and (2) embedded platforms were not given serious consideration for handling server-like workloads.

Linux on ARMSeveral operating systems will be able to run on the Raspberry Pi boards.  However, the Raspberry Foundation had announced that they were working with Red Hat to deliver a Fedora release optimized for the board and Broadcom BCM2835 processor (ARMv6 + hard-float support).

Linux on ARMThe recently announced KDE Spark Tablet has an ARM Mali 400 as its graphics processor, which right now is backed by a closed-source user-space driver but that's changing thanks to the Lima driver that's providing a reverse-engineered open-source ARM Mali driver. Here's a demo of the Lima driver's Limare stack running on the KDE Spark Tablet hardware.

Linux on ARMThe Spark tablet is a 7 inch tablet that will ship with Linux and the KDE Plasma Active user interface. It’s expected to ship in May for about $265, and it should go up for pre-order soon. KDE developer Aaron Seigo has posted a first video of  Plasma Active running on the tablet. It seems to respond well to touch, and the animated effects look pretty smooth — although there appears to be a little lag in some activities.

Linux on ARMThe initial code push has taken place for the Lima Project, which is the open-source ARM Mali graphics driver that's under development. The Lima stack development is sponsored by Codethink and its lead developer is veteran X.Org developer Luc Verhaegen. Phoronix was the first to break the news on the project last month.

Linux on ARMAs we are all aware, Android relies on the Linux kernel for its core services and to act as an abstraction layer between hardware drivers and the rest of the software stack. However, some of us aren’t content until we have a full Gnome interface and a cache of staple apps suck as Firefox, Thunderbird, and Open Office at our disposal. We’ve covered a couple of ways to load the popular Ubuntu in the past. However neither way was quite as hands-off as some users would like.


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