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Developer Linux News for Feb 17, 2011

  • Choosing Java sides (2011-02-17 22:05:11)
    IT World: "One of the FOSDEM sessions that caught my eye was "IcedRobot: The GNUlization of Android," which announced a new project that hopes to take Android and change it so it has a clean-room OpenJDK-based Java VM and will be based on what they refer to as a more standard Linux kernel."

  • CRUX PPC 2.7 Released (2011-02-17 21:35:11)
    CRUX PPC: "CRUX PPC 2.7 is now available. It works on Apple 32bit "NewWorld" G3/G4 and Apple 64bit G5, Genesi PegasosII and Efika, Acube Sam440ep, YDL Powerstation, IBM Intellistation POWER and IBM Power Systems servers."

  • 4G base-station on a chip runs Linux (2011-02-17 20:05:11)
    Linux Devices: " Freescale Semiconductor announced a Linux-ready system-on-chip family for femtocell and picocell 4G base stations. The QorIQ Qonverge SoCs combine a Power-PC core for the PSC9130/31 femtocell version -- or dual cores for the PSC9132 picocell model"

  • Hands on with Intel's MeeGo tablet UI: good ideas, rough edges (2011-02-17 14:35:11)
    ars Technica: "Although Nokia is gutting its commitment to MeeGo, the platform still has support from a number of other prominent hardware vendors. Intel, which originally cofounded MeeGo with Nokia last year, has released an experimental "pre-alpha" build of its MeeGo tablet environment."