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Project Canvas Will be *Linux* Based

Sep 12, 2010, 15:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"We all know how debased the term "open" has become, so frankly I expected the worst when the technical details were released. Looks like I was wrong [.pdf]:

"Linux has been selected as the Operating System for the Device.

"Linux has been ported to run on a large number of silicon products, and is currently supported by the vast majority of hardware and software vendors in the connected television ecosystem. Porting to new hardware is a relatively simple due to the architecture of the kernel and the features that it supports. The Linux environment provides the following functionality as a basis for the development and operation of the Device software:"

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