INTEL HAS snapped up a British company that specialises in mobile Linux development and services.
OpenedHand will now shift its focus to creating a Linux stack for Intel's Atom processors utilising Moblin's development kit. The software will reportedly be optimized for low-power Netbooks and various other "mobile Internet devices”.
The chip-making giant has vowed to continue its support for current Openedhand projects such as Clutter (used to create GUI's) and Matchbox, an open-source based environment for the X Window System.
Openedhand's pre-sale client list included Nokia, One Laptop Per Child, Openmoko, iRex, Access, ST Microelectronics and Vernier. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
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