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    Phoronix: Another Hardware Vendor Joins The Linux Foundation

    LG Electronics is joining the likes of Intel, AMD, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and many other hardware vendors that are corporate members of the Linux Foundation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE1NA

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    What else to say? Linux is really moving forward!

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    • #3
      What the hell is Adobe doing in that list?

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      • #4
        hey, adobe makes a flash player for linux :P (one of these programs that only solve problems we didnt have without them)

        does LG use linux/other oss stuff on any of its devices?

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        • #5
          They should kick Adobe out for being a Linux hater!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
            What the hell is Adobe doing in that list?
            ... Advertising ... Marketing ....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dstaubsauger View Post
              does LG use linux/other oss stuff on any of its devices?
              Yes, they have it on their TVs at least (I own one).

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              • #8
                Yeah, my 32LG7000 runs Linux. It's an awesome set too. I didn't even know it ran Linux till I looked at the back of the manual. I even managed to get my hands on the sources. This is what I found.

                http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/LG7000

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                • #9
                  Just noticed an interesting project, allowing you to get shell access etc:
                  http://mikko.korkalo.fi/openlgtv/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Anssi View Post
                    Just noticed an interesting project, allowing you to get shell access etc:
                    http://mikko.korkalo.fi/openlgtv/
                    You shouldn't have told me that. Now I'll have to resist the temptation to brick my TV.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                      You shouldn't have told me that. Now I'll have to resist the temptation to brick my TV.
                      Well, I doubt it would work on your TV, as it looks to me like it is for 2009 models (mostly xxLHxxxx) only, while xxLGxxxx are older ones. Probably better not try it

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                      • #12
                        hey Adobe is providing us the Acrobat Reader (even the latest ones since some time) and Flash !

                        We really should be grateful for that (it's very useful for study since my professors use lots of PDF files and also certain PDF ebooks only can be displayed correctly with the Acrobat Reader)


                        While I'm still waiting for Digital Edition to be ported to Linux: Adobe you BIG FAT LIARS ! (afaik they promised a version for 2006/2007 and after that silently ignored any request for information afterwards )

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                        • #13
                          well since we're all curious - can someone explain what does it exactly mean to be a part of linux foundation? does that mean that the company has to show some linux commitment to join?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
                            hey Adobe is providing us the Acrobat Reader (even the latest ones since some time) and Flash !

                            We really should be grateful for that (it's very useful for study since my professors use lots of PDF files and also certain PDF ebooks only can be displayed correctly with the Acrobat Reader)


                            While I'm still waiting for Digital Edition to be ported to Linux: Adobe you BIG FAT LIARS ! (afaik they promised a version for 2006/2007 and after that silently ignored any request for information afterward )
                            Uh, what planet are you from?

                            Flash is a piece of s**t that gouges up 60% of a 2.8Ghz Phenom II and Acrobat reader takes ages to load and trashes and is unresponsive, compared to Evince, or any other PDF reader made by some guys at home for free, not by a gigantic billionaire corporation.

                            Except for a VERY niche market of DTP and related, what does PDF offer over DJVU, for example ? The fact that they modify their proprietary format once in a while just a teeny bit so PDF authored with an updated version of Acrobat Professional don't display correctly in anything else except their pi$$-poor, cpu hogging, ram gouging reader?

                            Why should "we" be grateful ? That Adobe took Flash from Macromedia and made it into a proprietary piece of s**t locking linux out of the multimedia internet ? That a corporation with billions at its disposal can't write a proper two-bit interpreter for Linux, while community driven efforts for Perl, Python & the rest can ? They bragged about how the code h264 decoding in flash only takes up only 118k as if you need to dl 118k for every frame of a HD movie. Well VLC or MPlayer take about 50Mb ONCE and use only 25% of a high-end quad core cpu playing back 1080p. Their piece of shit, which, by the way, is 100% outsourced - their too stupid to develop their own products, they just "manage", eats up 60-70% of the same cpu playing back 720p or some retarded game that, written naively with C and GTK/Cairo would run on a K6-II.

                            Maybe the Linux Foundation should withdraw Adobe's membership until their linux versions of proprietary format players are on par with the windows ones.

                            Hopefully, after Google open-sources VP8, HTML5 will take off and Adobe will go back to being an anonymous vendor of niche DTP and graphics editors.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                              well since we're all curious - can someone explain what does it exactly mean to be a part of linux foundation? does that mean that the company has to show some linux commitment to join?
                              Well, since Adobe is a member, it probably means that you can have your pi$$-poor, closed source, proprietary format viewers/players in a separate repository on a Distro's official fpt...

                              That and a little bit of prostitution for the membership fees and/or donations.

                              Given that the latest release version of Flash for linux are worse than the previous one, I don't see what "linux commitment" could mean, apart from nice corporate PR.

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