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#1 2011-07-20 09:54:49

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Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

The cost revolution has been here for two years now. At less than $99 and severe discounts(imperfect software), drug stores and department stores are selling them. This moved the availability to the masses or common consumers. And older designs of costly nature are not selling as well, no longer being competitive.

But the trouble is that phone software for internet is not quite all comprehensive or perfected for the general public. And WiFi computers have yet perfected traffic control. But at my public library, the download speed is 240 kB/s, not at all shabby for a $99 WiFi netbook. This netbook has winCE6 as an operating system with IE6 browser, which has been obsoleted by Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter. To continue the cost revolution, WinCE6 had to use more than SSL3.0 and TLS1.0 to do online banking secured connection. It needs IE8 active-x directory and flash player 10.x autoupdated as necessary.

Then, winCE6 has to be able to do bios to SD slot. Basic input and output of data has to identify the removable sd card and access it from the operating system, instead of having runtime codes in the sd card for winCE6 to mount during boot. It should be recognized by an application of data library, of infinite number of assigned removable sd cards, and access correctly inserted(hotplugged) there after. Any new sd card inserted in the slot will be assigned a volume number in the data library of your netbook.

Is it worthwhile for Microsoft to spend some time on winCE6. Yes indeedy.

It is only 128 mB long, can be very efficient operating system being realtime(for embedded applications not likely to obsolete soon) and using flash memory instead of disk operating system to save battery life.

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In data centers, you have data library servers of terabyte hdd(s). On the internet, you also have DNS servers to access removable websites by ip address(ipv6). On your own netbook or tablet, you need an infinite data library killer application to keep all the removable microsd cards on record and easily accessed.

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#2 2011-07-20 11:01:44

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

WiFi utility must have radio signal strength, hotspot name and secure or unsecure status, including your own secured gateway router. Then you can select one hotspot for connection and have dashboard for router name and signal strength indicated.

The operation of connect is dhcp to get back an ip address to lock on connection with tx packets until rx packets are all received.

The data rate assigned used to be depending on the number of users connected to the gateway router. But if radio is off when you do not have tx packets on the airwave, then users are less and data rate is faster.

So, that is traffic control. Microsoft is trying double click to start tx packets and radio on for WiFi traffic control.

This may be a start to test traffic control and double the data rate speed on download speed to 240 kB/s from 100 kB/s the old way.

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#3 2011-07-20 11:16:58

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

IE5.5 only uses 8 mB of dynamic memory to execute the media player including movies of mpeg1 or 2. It uses foobar and active-x directory of IE6.

IE6 uses 32 mB of dynamic memory to execute media and active-x directory. As experience factor gets bloated in IE8 the dynamic memory needs increase to 512 mB. In long session of keeping history in browser, you need 1 gB minimum.

But fortunately, DTV in 2007 standardized in mpeg4/h.264, which is mjpeg and MP3 using hdmi 720p format. This made IE6 easily converted to IE8 compatible with Adobe flash player 10.x. Just have to change IE6 label to IE8 to prevent websites to block it.

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#4 2011-07-22 13:04:18

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

Verizon has internet service for blackberry.

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#5 2011-07-31 10:31:22

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

ARM cpu is mostly for data transfer. Branch prediction is thumb2, to handle 32 bits long data in stages. Its ideal  for internet webpage operating system(ascii code instructions same as used by teletype years ago).

The functions needed for ARM cpu on tablets or netbooks are different from X86 and IBMPC architecture. Make instant on, the major feature. Connect to internet by WiFi gateway router, or 3/4G cellphone connection.

It is also important to have video display system efficiency for movies and TV presentations(hdmi).

The killer app is a calender scheduler for users to program events each day to have variety and fun.

Its different from a desktop because you may have social network as a bulletin board to sound off. And you have free email to your friends and relatives to keep in touch or plan fun events. Browser windows make them multitasking or simultaneous data processing to update your contacts.

So, the basic function is so different that people buy tablets or netbooks to have a new life. Old PCs are not going to hack it because of battery life shackles you to a desk with an AC adapter.

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#6 2011-10-14 08:10:11

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

$99 tablets and netbooks are limited to 256 mB of drams or less. The operating system had to be loaded into the drams to boot, then you have to connect wifi to get on the internet for email and portals.

The software is old fashioned. Not using hibernation to store last session to continue your daily chores.

The first approach has to be instant on, all the execution runtime codes are already in nonvolatile srams in nand flash card, if you use nor flash card you don't have the free srams to be used for operating system and data compression for nand card.

On my w2k laptops, after idling for a few minutes, the power is turned off, but into hibernation. You actually had to turn power on to resume from last session. Any problems, I have not found yet. On the other hand the resume takes its own sweet time too.  But the concept of computer usage is basically correct. Your last session will remind you of your situation on the internet. Then you can refresh and get the current situation today.

This maybe the earliest improvement to be changed for $99 tablets and netbooks. Which, if left on power socket, will charge the battery to keep hibernation indefinitely, if your dram hibernation needs power on.

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Nand gets 256mB sram free to cache the codes for data compression in the nand flash card. You have to reprogram the srams for your operating system, and the cache for data compression to the nand portion of the memory card.

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#7 2012-04-22 10:13:23

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

$99 tablets with Android v2.2 can not download apps from apps store.

WinCe can not download apps.

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#8 2012-05-12 09:09:03

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

Recently, embedded system community looked at the state of art, and found most realtime operating system is several years old(2006-2007) and usage has declined. Mobile apps are not hard realtime.

The change is of course in the browser webpages, where realtime packets are used to run apps.

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#9 2012-05-16 13:31:09

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

So, the computer functions needed are wifi internet connection.

Then it boots into a browser to find webpage you are interested.

This is generally portals or social network of friends or family on a bulletin board format. Members of the social network will post events of interest generally instagrams. Instagrams need however frontal lighting maybe by 9LED flash light bought for a few dollars, because cellphones have camera but not flash light. They use 3 AAA batteries and last about 15 minutes. They shine an area 3 foot in diameter at 6 feet distance.

Now you know Phone needs 9LED flash light?

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#10 2012-05-30 18:04:43

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

movies and pictures are the most popular feature of tablets, now in netbooks and phones too.

But watch for phones with DTV features on wifi. Internet TV coming to make phones more useful.

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#11 2012-06-08 09:12:13

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

People had been puzzled by the lack of interest of the traditional PC. Sales are down about 10%.

iPad sales are up.

Its all in the apps and games, software functions not on offline desktop, but in big data download of internet. Browsers have changed because webpages use realtime with javascript for software functions.

Every website is an application that you can use, every webpage is an application with its own operating system.

Packet switching tablets just do intenet.

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#12 2012-06-12 09:12:45

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

$99 tablets can only follow Google android but alas Google search engine has no analyzer and comparator servers to answer to your questions to make a decision?

The new generation of apps are analyzer then comparator on multiple answers.

Apple iPhones will have many data center of object technology to support their Star Trek computer design.

IBMPC designed for many peripherals and desktop productivity never imagined that automation to evaluate data available obsoletes hardware design in a hurry. PC manufacturers never dreamed that object technology leads to a star trek computer market.

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#13 2012-07-15 09:38:17

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

ARM cpu is both digital and analog data processing. Often people forgot the codec of MP3 just need pwm to convert digital codes to analog sound(headphones). No sound card or sound chipset needed, bacause the cpu has pWM.

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#14 2012-07-29 14:11:13

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

latest adobe flash player has webGL to run smartphone apps and games.

It and webpages of RTOS completes the software functions to do computing.

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#15 2012-08-05 13:00:16

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

Systemd packets will replace drivers on USB peripherals. It has to synchronize registry peformance in the data played. Mpeg4/h.264 synchronizes MP3 codec with mjpeg codecs. The video and audio play sequence is negotiated as data is played back. The performance or experience is not arranged in the operating system in the registry when you install the peripherals.

Webpage is now displayed by opengL or webGL including its own html5 for page layout format.

Its all new, and its simplification in the compression function.

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#16 2013-09-29 09:47:59

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Re: Software functions for $99 netbooks and tablets of ARM cpu ?

Netbooks came and gone, tablets took over. Not by desktop applications, but by email on the internet.

Now bigdata websites use iPads, email is re[lace by short messages(facebook or twitter).

Technology is moving fast, wifi is taking over wired networks.

Bigdata makes internet a glance at summary of all your financial assets. Time on the internet is very short.

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