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Enlightenment... Now Running On Refrigerators

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Published on 23 November 2010 01:26 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Enlightenment Libraries haven't even hit version 1.0 yet (though they're getting close and in beta right now), but these libraries and other parts of Enlightenment are already in production use. Besides Samsung getting in bed with Enlightenment for their smart-phone Linux OS, this open-source software is now appearing in... refrigerators.

The Infinity I-Kitchen refrigerator from Electrolux/Frigidaire has brought a touch-screen to the facade of the refrigerator that is running ARM Linux and uses the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) for the user-interface, the Evas software renderer (there's no hardware acceleration on this fridge), and there's even a photo application based upon Ethumb.

The refrigerator's ARM system is made up of a Freescale i.MX25 400MHz CPU, 128MB of RAM, and a 480 x 800 display panel.

This news was relayed by Enlightenment.org after ProFusion did the embedded development work.

Now to write a Phoronix Test Suite test profile to benchmark a refrigerator... Perhaps to test how well it can keep some Augustiner and Franziskaner cold?

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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