Embedded in CES

More and more hot new hardware runs on cool and stable Linux, plus a growing abundance of open source building materials. Since relatively few open source components are graced with publicity ambitions (much less departments), they tend not to make themselves obvious. Meaning that reporters like yours truly need to go hunting for them.

So I'd like your help. I'm here at the Consumer Electronics Show — CES — in Las Vegas, getting ready to launch out onto the trade show floors to see What's Up with Linux amongst the 2,700 exhibitors spread across 1.7 million square feet of exhibit space.

To do that, put pointers in the comments below, or send me an email at doc AT searls.com. Include CES in the subject line. I'l check as often as I can.

For background, here's one report from one year ago. For more, search for CES in the search box to the top right there. Or look here.

Look forward to seeing (at least some of) you here.


Doc Searls is the Editor in Chief of Linux Journal


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love it just

Shairy's picture

Sounds good..

Linux in embedded systems...

Billig Hausbau's picture

... are pretty cool. I build some robots with linux based chips and they still run. The same as a windows version ran only about a week and then, without changing anything, an error occured. I have now more trust in linux :-)

You leaving out the fact of

Craig's picture

You leaving out the fact of course that linux is relatively unstable


ces2007's picture

We've been preparing our plan of attack on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for almost a year now, and will unleash a huge squadron of eagle-eyed and skeptical reporters onto the show floor and into those all-important back rooms to bring you first-hand looks at more gadgets, devices and products than you can shake a stick at.

Neo 1973/OpenMoko

Michael Shiloh's picture

I think this completely open smart phone platform is the most exciting development in the Linux world at CES:



Picture at (scroll down to OpenMoko)

Dim's picture

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/010907-moss-pultz.html - somehow page is not working ... only black background = (

Neuros at CES

Paul M's picture

They have a product they call OSD (Open Source Device), its a Linux based set-top box with a ton of potential. Here's their website


Greg P's picture

The folks at Neuros are good people.
I've had an audio player from them since 2003. I ordered a replacement battery, they sent 2 - no charge. I sent it in to them because I'd dropped it and connections came loose inside. They fixed it, sent it back -- no charge.