eInfochips announced a development platform for medical imaging device designs, based on two tiny COMs that integrate TI DaVinci DM816x and DM814x SoCs. About two years ago, eInfochips came out with its first Andromeda Reference Platform for video processing, videoconferencing, and video surveillance applications built around its own computer-on-modules (COMs).
Toradex tipped a new Apalis-family COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC, and offers 10-year availability and industrial temperature range operation. The Apalis iMX6 computer-on-module (COM) is a close cousin of the Nvidia Tegra 3-based Apalis T30 module announced last March. This time, Toradex has chosen a system-on-chip that is more commonly used in the embedded world: the similarly ARM Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6.
ReactOS is an Open Source operating system designed to be binary-compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems built atop the Windows NT technology, like Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012.
A fortnight ago, it is fair to say, few of us among the masses had heard of Satya Nadella. But now it is different: the man has accepted the poisoned chalice that the job of Microsoft chief executive has become and he will be front and centre at Redmond at least for a few years.
Honestly, the language of Linux doesn’t register on the radar of many computer users. And while it’s a great feeling to be a part of the “in crowd,” that's also one of the reasons why Linux often has a hard time gaining much of a foothold with desktops. Sure, anyone these days can learn a GUI -- but Linux users are challenged to learn a completely different way of thinking, a different language, and a different wiring of the brain.