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Mobile Linux Gets Support From Chip Vendors

Jun 03, 2010, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The development of Linux on mobile devices may be poised to get a boost thanks to the formation of a new industry group called Linaro, backed by a consortium of chip vendors including ARM, Freescale, Texas Instruments, Samsung and ST-Ericsson.

"The goal of Linaro is to enable development of Linux on embedded System-on-Chips (SoC) including ARM-based processors. The effort will also leverage engineering help and resources from Ubuntu Linux vendor Canonical.

"The new group's foundation comes a week after the MeeGo project for mobile Linux, led by Intel and Nokia, issued its first release.

"Linaro itself is not a Linux distribution but rather is intended to be a resource that will provide tools and software that other Linux distributions can use, based at least in part on Canonical's Ubuntu tools. Despite its close ties to the popular Linux vendor, however, the effort claims that it isn't just an Ubuntu-on-ARM project."

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