Dirk Hohndel, “Moblin, Linux for Next Generation Mobile Internet” (MP3 audio), O’Reilly Media Open Source Conference, IT Conversations, 2008/07/22 December 17, 2010Posted by daviding in Talk Audio Download.
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While Linux has been ported to many platforms, mobile devices are constrained in many ways.
If you’re looking for a Linux initiative that is truly open source, where you can download the source, contribute without censorship, and drive the project, check out Moblin.org.
A new class of devices is emerging that enables full Internet access while on the go. These Internet-centric devices known as Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks or nettops combine the software compatibility of the PC with an easy-to-use, consumer friendly user interface. To drive innovation in this space, and foster community participation, and to avoid locking into a proprietary platform, Intel launched Moblin.org, a community focused on enabling the new technologies required to deliver this new category of Linux-based devices.
Dirk Hohndel shares his vision and provides an overview of the technologies and projects that are part of Moblin.org, including tools such as Moblin Image Creator, and provides information on how developers can start porting or developing new applications for Moblin.
Adrian Cockcroft, “Millicomputing” (MP3 audio), Emerging Communications, itconversations.com, 2008/03/14 February 16, 2010Posted by daviding in Talk Audio Download.
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For the past few decades, the trend has been towards faster and faster computer processors. Mobile devices are changing that trajectory.
In his presentation at Ecomm 2008, Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix describes his ‘millicomputer’ concept. A millicomputer is any device that uses less than a watt of power, or to put it another way, a computer that fits in your pocket, but won’t burn your leg! As Adrian reveals, today’s millicomputers are already impressively powerful. But as millicomputers look set to eclipse even notebook computers in the next few years, their capabilities will become even more impressive.
He looks at what makes today’s millicomputers, including the iPhone, so impressive as well as some of the surprising capabilities that lie within your Zune player. The consumer space for mobile computing can only get hotter, as the iPhone competes with Android in the OS market, and Intel and Arm battle it out for supremacy in the production of mobile hardware.
Looking further into the future, Adrian offers a glimpse of some of the amazing possibilities that await us, as mobile computing becomes ever more powerful. Web servers that fit into your pocket, real-time 3d sound projection and more will revolutionize the way we work and play. Adrian also talks about how the open-source prototyping activities of the Home Brew Mobile Club are helping today to make these things a reality by pushing at the boundaries of what is possible with conventional mobile technology.
Adrian Cockcroft is Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, where he manages a team that researches and implements personalization algorithms. He also publishes iPhone apps and is researching into highly efficient compute platforms by defining a new ultra-low-power concept called Millicomputing.