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A new tablet a day spurring new SoC a day
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Its not difficult to notice that over the last year or so,
technology has gone up a notch releasing a tablet a day.
Tally them all up, its more like several new tablets
are released PER DAY running mostly Android.

The cause?
SoCs which boot from SDCard/USB and other
common PC like sources without needing the complex
input of engineers developing systems with JTAG debuggers.

Here - info about how ARM boots from SDCards
to USB and serial ports directly these days:
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/a10_boot_process /

No need for JTAG programmers or the knowledge to drive them
to get a computer built from scratch - just a soldering
iron and some PCB.

You don't even need to read the thousands of pages
of manuals describing the SoC and its internal peripherals.
All you need to do is boot Linux and do a little bit
of porting work and the software that others
have built configures itself from one CPU to next CPU
taking care of all the details automagically from all
the scripts that have been made for ARM chips by
other developers and who then shared them out with the GPL
and open source Linux. The result makes the peripherals available
to programs through standard interfaces allowing
the booted Linux to immediately operate SDCard, USB,
ethernet, serial port, video and other subsystems.

All this easy boot options has increased the uptake of ARM SoCs
to the point where we are nearly there with
a new ARM SoC being announced PER DAY.

What does this mean for distro makers?

The world is changing and they need to change with it.

They need to pull their finger out and scramble
to port their distros to these new chips
for the increased business opportunity it presents.
Hiring one or two electronics engineers into the
development team and making PCBs will bolster
their business credentials with minimal expenditure.
These engineers no longer need to be extremely talented
hardware developers welded to their JTAG debuggers
to get on with OS porting work.

If businesses coming knocking for boards, all the more
better because they can release their creations
in hardware as well as software and help
everyone in the loop make more money.

The internet of things is the next revolution where
complete OS is booted into a trivial product and that
product communicates by internet to make it something
bigger than the sum of its parts.
From washing machines doing the dirty talking
talking to you about how dirty your clothes are,
you fridge showing you how much food is in the fridge/freezer,
or your wall thermometer telling you how warm the room is
are all things that are coming. Coming more
quickly if Linux boots into those chips more
quickly than any other competing OS.



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Totally flooding the market, increasing customer confusion and causing
all sorts of incompatabilites.

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Cos its free.

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You're an idiot.

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Totally flooding the imaginary hallucinagen driven Hardon market, increasing
Hardon confusion and causing all sorts of trolling incompatabilites.
 

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Burson-Marstelar employee Hadron quaaacckkkhhhh
troll is welded to his idiocy.

Its hard to separate hadron quaaackkkkhhhh troll from his idiocy.
But then again PR company Burson-Marstelar and its employees
are ignorant by virtue of their trolling operations in usenet anyway!!




A new tablet a day spurring new SoC a day
-----------------------------------------

Its not difficult to notice that over the last year or so,
technology has gone up a notch releasing a tablet a day.
Tally them all up, its more like several new tablets
are released PER DAY running mostly Android.

The cause?
SoCs which boot from SDCard/USB and other
common PC like sources without needing the complex
input of engineers developing systems with JTAG debuggers.

Here - info about how ARM boots from SDCards
to USB and serial ports directly these days:
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/a10_boot_process /

No need for JTAG programmers or the knowledge to drive them
to get a computer built from scratch - just a soldering
iron and some PCB.

You don't even need to read the thousands of pages
of manuals describing the SoC and its internal peripherals.
All you need to do is boot Linux and do a little bit
of porting work and the software that others
have built configures itself from one CPU to next CPU
taking care of all the details automagically from all
the scripts that have been made for ARM chips by
other developers and who then shared them out with the GPL
and open source Linux. The result makes the peripherals available
to programs through standard interfaces allowing
the booted Linux to immediately operate SDCard, USB,
ethernet, serial port, video and other subsystems.

All this easy boot options has increased the uptake of ARM SoCs
to the point where we are nearly there with
a new ARM SoC being announced PER DAY.

What does this mean for distro makers?

The world is changing and they need to change with it.

They need to pull their finger out and scramble
to port their distros to these new chips
for the increased business opportunity it presents.
Hiring one or two electronics engineers into the
development team and making PCBs will bolster
their business credentials with minimal expenditure.
These engineers no longer need to be extremely talented
hardware developers welded to their JTAG debuggers
to get on with OS porting work.

If businesses coming knocking for boards, all the more
better because they can release their creations
in hardware as well as software and help
everyone in the loop make more money.

The internet of things is the next revolution where
complete OS is booted into a trivial product and that
product communicates by internet to make it something
bigger than the sum of its parts.
From washing machines doing the dirty talking
talking to you about how dirty your clothes are,
you fridge showing you how much food is in the fridge/freezer,
or your wall thermometer telling you how warm the room is
are all things that are coming. Coming more
quickly if Linux boots into those chips more
quickly than any other competing OS.


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You're really quite insane as well as incredibly ignorant. You're living
proof that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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He's living proof that condoms sometimes do fail.

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