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ZDNet UK: Philips Pushes Linux for Consumer Electronics

Sep 06, 2002, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A new project by Intel and Philips is using the Linux operating system to boost the market for converged consumer electronics. The Pronto++ reference platform, announced on Tuesday, is based on Intel's XScale line of embedded processors and, initially at least, an embedded Linux distribution.

"'Pronto++ grew out of of Philips' Pronto line of advanced remote controls, and the companies expect to make converged devices such as digital media players and Internet set-top boxes as easy to use as a remote. "In a single device, consumers will have access to interactive digital content consisting of music, pictures, video, gaming and other unique infotainment services,' said Peter Green, general manager of Intel's Extended Computing division, in a statement..."

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