Kevin Bush reviews the ZaTab from ZaReason, which
is a fully open tablet computer running CyanogenMod.
With this tablet, rooting isn't a bad word.
for DNS and maybe teach you a few
things along the way.
Nowadays, when people think of
embedded systems, Android is one of
the first things that comes to mind.
Kevin Bush reviews the ZaTab from
ZaReason, which is a fully open tablet
computer running CyanogenMod. With
this tablet, rooting isn’t a bad word. Craig
Maloney follows right up with another
embedded system, namely Squeezebox.
Logitech has created a completely open
platform for streaming music around your
house, and it uses Linux to do it. Craig
shows off this cool system and teaches
how to set up your own.
If your idea of embedded Linux looks a
little more like wires, solder and printed
circuit boards, Edward Comer knows just
how you feel. This month, he goes in
depth with Arduino. Whether you want
to program the embedded code or etch
your own circuit board with vinegar and
salt, this article is for you. Edward walks
through the whole process from planning
to implementation, and he proves that
a project like this is possible for anyone
with the interest and dedication.
Richard Campbell finishes off the issue
with an article on NVM. If you’ve ever
considered your fancy new SSD to be
too slow, you’ll want to read his article.
Nothing beats the speed of RAM, so
what if RAM were a persistent storage
device? Richard explores that idea and
talks about the next big thing in the
world of storage.
So, whether you want to program your
own Borg cube full of Arduino drones or
just want to stream some music into your
shuttlecraft from the holodeck, this issue
is for you. Like every month, however, we
also have an issue chock full of things for
every flavor of Linux enthusiast out there.
We have tech tips, product reviews,
kernel news and even a few things just
for fun. We hope you enjoy this issue as
much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Until next month, live long and prosper.■
Shawn Powers is the Associate Editor for Linux Journal. He’s also
the Gadget Guy for LinuxJournal.com, and he has an interesting
collection of vintage Garfield coffee mugs. Don’t let his silly hairdo
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