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Ampro delivers Ubuntu-based embedded Linux

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Ampro Computers Inc. has included Linux support to its line of board-level embedded computers.

Derived from Ubuntu packages, Ampro Embedded Linux is a free, open-source, reduced-footprint operating system enhanced with device-oriented features such as its default touch-enabled Hildon graphical user interface, plus other selected technologies from the Ubuntu Mobile & Embedded (UME) project.

Ampro Embedded Linux targets developers designing the company's highly-reliable single-board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules (COMs), and system-level products into a wide range of applications in industries such as medical, defense, industrial control, retail point-of-sales/service, avionics, and wired/wireless communications.

Ampro's reduced-footprint embedded Linux distribution currently includes some 700 packages and offers three kernel options: the latest standard Ubuntu kernel, plus both standard and real-time kernels built from sources. On top of this, developers can use the provided APT tools to install a choice among thousands of additional open-source packages from Ubuntu and other repositories. For example, the Fluxbox graphical user interface (GUI) comes preinstalled, but alternatives like GNOME and KDE are easily substituted.

Ampro Embedded Linux will ship within 30-45 days in the QuickStart Kits for most of Ampro's single-board computer, computer-on-module, and system-level products.

- Ismini Scouras

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