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Xandros Linux OS available for ARM devices PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 February 2009 08:37

Xandros

Xandros is porting its Linux distribution - known from the Eee PC - to 2 ARM processor-based platforms for netbooks & other mobile devices.

Xandros

The ports are part of a larger push to support ARM-based devices, including 3G-enabled devices & even smartphones, according to Xandros.

The 2 Xandros ports are based on the netbook-focused Freescale i.MX515 CPU & the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU (first Linux support for this CPU). The ports will support both keyboard & touchscreen input.

Applications will include a browser (probably Firefox), instant messagin, email client, a photo viewer, a media player, & a office suite, just the applications you will find on the current Eee PC Xandros distro.

Here's a quote from the current press release regarding developper support.

"The Xandros solution for makers of ARM technology-based netbooks and other MIDs comes with tools to customize its functions and interface for specific markets and user demographics. It also includes a unique, custom brandable online Application Store for access to software, games, multimedia and web applications, enabling one-time and recurring revenue streams for OEMs, service providers and carriers."