During my recent trip, I was able to meet up with “Crossbow” from LinuxSlate.com. LinuxSlate is his site to give reviews and commentary on Linux as used for mobile and embedded systems. As stated on the sidebar, the site originated as a means to distribute Linux device drivers for the screens in Fujitsu pen-based PCs. Since then, though, “Crossbow” has been giving capsule and extended reviews of various products that either use Linux out of the box or may have Linux installed, plus commentary on market penetration of Linux in the mobile and embedded systems market. For example, there is an extended review of the Motorola Motozine ZN5 cell phone, and a mini-review from October of Target’s stripped-down version of the Asus Eee 900 portable mini-PC at a impulse buy price of $299. It’s a site worth checking out.
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