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Saturday, September 15, 2007


Pleo and Linux

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A recent Linux Devices web article talks about Pleo and Linux. Pleo's core computer technology is based on the venerable ARM processor. According to an older ComputerWorld article:
"(Pleo) It has six microprocessors -- the main one is a 32-bit ARM 7, and there are four subordinate 10-bit Toshiba Corp. processors and an 8-bit image processor from Sunplus Technology Co."
[ Editor's note: The above article is from December of 2006 so some of the technical details about Pleo have changed.]

The main processor, the ARM 7 is rumored to run the Linux operating system apparently. Ugobe's Chief Technology John Sosoka is giving a keynote speech at lunch during the upcoming ARM Developer's Conference. This conference is scheduled for October 2 through 4 of this year. He is expected to demonstrate Pleo at the conference.

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