Writing an Android Twitter Client with Python
Get up and running with the Android Scripting Environment. Whip up a Twitter update app in a matter of minutes and tell everyone what sandwich you're eating from within Android!
Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?
Is Android an iPhone killer or is it just another failed attempt at taking Linux mainstream on a mobile phone?
Mobile Phones and Linux
Yes, Linux is now powering a number of brand name mobile phones, but there’s a great deal yet to do to transform Linux into a credible alternative to proprietary mobile operating systems. Here’s a look at the challenges ahead-- and a dark horse entering the mobile race this month.
Down Memory Lane, Part Two
Learn how the kernel views physical memory.
Down Memory Lane, Part One
Most embedded devices boot from flash memory and have data resident on flash-based storage. Here’s how to use flash devices while embedding Linux.
Bringing KDE-PIM To Embedded Devices
LinuxDevices has a look at Pi-Sync a Personal Information Manager for Linux, Windows, and Zaurus devices (Mac OS X coming soon). The project has released platform-independent versions of KOrganizer, KAddressbook, PasswordManager and more. Software and more information about the project is available at the Pi-Sync website.
The Emperor Penguin: An Interview with Linus Torvalds
Perenially pragmatic, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, talks abou the kernel, its future, and his favorite pet projects.
Embedded Linux
Much of the attention that Linux has received has been focused on its growing use in servers. However, Linux scales down as well as it scales up, and as a result, Linux has become an ideal operating system for a wide variety of systems. Nowhere has this been more evident than the world of embedded computing. Here's why.
How Not to Build a Linux PDA
Last month, I touched a little bit on HP's screwed up Linux PDA initiative, but perhaps I was a bit too harsh. Sure, they have a research arm that's completely underutilized and they have absolutely no clue as how to turn those efforts into a product, but HP is in no way unique in their absence from the PDA and Linux device cluetrain. For the most part, the entire industry needs a swift kick in the head to see how to build and market a successful Linux handheld and to learn how to properly support open source PDA developers. I learned how the hard way, and here's my painful perspective on the whole shebang.
Embedded Linux and the “Mom” Test
A Trolltech employee once said he wouldn't consider Linux a success until his mother was running it. I don't think the Mom Test is necessarily a fair one, but I get his point: When Linux penetrates the average user's home or office, it will have passed a significant milestone.