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Motorola scale back LiMo Foundation involvement to focus on Android

Motorola scale back LiMo Foundation involvement to focus on Android

We doubt we're the only people who forgot that Motorola had thrown their oar in with the LiMo Foundation, but happily we'll unlikely to need that knowledge again since the company is seemingly dropping its support for the open-source mobile platform.  Motorola VP Christy Wyatt has vacated her seat on the LiMo Foundation board, while the company itself has downgraded its membership from "founding member" to "associate member".

"At this time it feels that the Android platform gives it a richer, more consistent foundation with strong support for the ecosystem and developer community" Motorola statement

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Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell have announced their first netbook running Intel's Moblin platform, and it's available for developers to buy now.  The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Ubuntu Moblin Remix Edition is priced at $299 and comes with the usual Mini 10v specification - Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard-drive - but uses Canonical's combination of the core Moblin Version 2.0 interface, libraries, and applications with the internals of Ubuntu Linux 9.04.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS Eee PC 1001HA offers Linux, odd texturing

ASUS Eee PC 1001HA offers Linux, odd texturing

ASUS' second netbook from this weekend offers a blast from the past, in the shape of a Linux OS option.  The ASUS Eee PC 1001HA is billed as an entry-level model, but will be available in three different versions: the 1001HA XP, with Windows XP, the 1001HA LX, with Linux, or a bare model that comes with no OS at all.

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Shuttle X500V Is An All-In-One Touchscreen PC Preloaded With Linux

Shuttle X500V Is An All-In-One Touchscreen PC Preloaded With Linux

Here's some more all-in-one PC info for you, just in case you like that kind of thing. Shuttle has gone ahead and introduced a new version of their X500 line up, which still rocks that "ultra-thin" veneer. This time around, we've got a new OS for you, and it comes preloaded for your out-of-the-box using pleasure. It's a touchscreen too, so that has to count for something, considering that's all the rage right now, even for computers.

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Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

We sat down at a roundtable this afternoon with Nokia's Ari Jaaksi, VP of software at the company, and talked about the Nokia N900 and the Maemo 5 OS it runs.  Describing the N900 as "your internet device on the go" and Maemo as "putting the internet first", it's obvious that Jaaksi - and Nokia - have the MID segment in their sights; however they're also upfront about the issues they're going to face not only with their first-gen hardware but the ongoing development of the platform.

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Five tech things I want

Five tech things I want

We've come so far these days in the world of personal technology but in some ways, we're still missing the mark. Sure it's the middle of summer but here are five things I'd like to see on the market this (or any) holiday season:

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Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Marvell's SheevaPlug wall-wart Linux PC has finally come of age, with the company announcing mainstream retail partners including Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie and Seagate, together with beginning distribution of the Plug Computer development kit in Europe.  The original SheevaPlug has a Marvell Kirkwood processor with a 1.2GHz Sheeva processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage; resembling a wall-wart, it plugs directly into a power socket and offers a single USB 2.0 port and a gigabit ethernet port.  Suggested uses included a home server, NAS or other form of network-connected device.

 

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