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Archive for February, 2000

Centura releases open source database for appliance apps

February 29, 2000

Centura Software Corp. today went live with its first open source data management solution for information appliances, db.linux. Centura's db.linux is available for downloading and for collaborative development on OpenAvenue's hosting site at www.openavenue.com/db.linux. (more…)

New real-time Linux distribution breaks the mold

February 29, 2000

Embedded Systems Conference; Chicago, IL — (company press release) — TimeSys Corporation, a leading provider of products and comprehensive solutions for building predictable real-time systems, today announced TimeSys Linux/RT, a new real-time version of the Linux operating system. (more…)

EE Times: Free 32-bit processor core hits the net

February 29, 2000

Peter Clarke writes in EE Times . . .

“A loose-knit organization called OpenCores is offering a free 32-bit processor intellectual-property (IP) core in a move that could undermine such commercial IP licensors as ARM and MIPS.” (more…)

New embedded Linux application development platform

February 29, 2000

CHICAGO, IL. — (company press release) — I-Logix, Inc., a provider of enterprise solutions for embedded applications development, today unveiled its plans to launch a strategic initiative designed to drive the advancement of the Linux market and support the growing demand for Linux-based embedded applications. (more…)

Linux-based I/O server for real-time data streams

February 29, 2000

CHICAGO, IL. — PRNewswire — Computer I/O Corporation, a leading provider of software and services that simplify network access to live and real-time data streams, today announced the release of the Easy I/O Server, a Linux-based network I/O server. The Easy I/O Server is a flexible network I/O appliance that leverages the versatility of Linux and Computer I/O's new middleware technology to bring… (more…)

The Linux Real-Time Characterization Project

February 29, 2000

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded computers, today unveiled the company's Linux Real-Time Characterization Project. (more…)

Partnership provides high performance Linux I/O servers

February 29, 2000

LAUREL, Md., and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — PRNewswire — Computer I/O Corporation, a leading supplier of software that simplifies network access to live and real-time data streams, and MontaVista Software Inc., a provider of open source operating systems for embedded software, today announced a strategic relationship that will allow embedded application developers to easily create high performance Linux I/O… (more…)

Lineo Joins the Extend The Internet (ETI) Alliance

February 29, 2000

CHICAGO, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE — PRNewswire — Lineo Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, announced today that it joined the Extend the Internet (ETI) Alliance. Lineo Embedix, Lineo's line of embedded Linux-based software, adds the power, stability and connectivity of Linux to customized embedded devices. (more…)

Lineo to bundle Java in embedded Linux SDK

February 29, 2000

FREMONT, Calif.– PRNewswire — Insignia Solutions and Lineo, a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, jointly announced today an agreement for Lineo to distribute the Jeode platform in the Lineo Embedix SDK, a software developer kit for OEMs of embedded Linux solutions. (more…)

Lynx adds synchronous packet streaming to BlueCat

February 29, 2000

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc. today announced that PacketStream's Synchronous Packet Streaming (SPS) solution will run on the LynxOS real-time operating system (RTOS) and BlueCat Linux operating system. (more…)

Linux.com: Stormy Weather Ahead for Proprietary Software

February 27, 2000

Mike Corns, at Linux.com, writes . . .

“. . . if industrial-age companies used the current information-age manufacturing model, two competing companies producing, let's say, nuts & bolts (fasteners) would compete by using different threading standards rather than higher quality metals or machining precision.” (more…)

SGI and SuSE will jointly enhance Linux high-availability

February 26, 2000

CEBIT 2000, HANNOVER, Germany — (PRNewswire) — SGI and SuSE Linux AG today announced the initiation of a joint engineering project to bring IRIS FailSafe, SGI's high-availability clustering software, to the Linux operating system. The two companies announced their plans to develop a version of IRIS FailSafe for high-availability applications in Linux environments. (more…)

Embedded Linux Consortium Manifesto (draft)

February 25, 2000

Please Note: This is a draft, for discussion and comment. Please post your comments in the Embedded Linux Consortium topic area of the LinuxDevices.com forum, or bring them to the ELC organizational meeting at ESC. Or you can email them to me if you prefer. (more…)

Ericsson puts Linux and browser on cordless screen phone

February 25, 2000
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HANNOVER, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Ericsson Mobile Communications and Opera Software A/S today signed an agreement for the user of the Opera for Linux Internet technology to enable World Wide Web Browsing on the Ericsson Cordless Screen Phone HS210. The Ericsson Screen Phone is a complete communication center, a combination of cordless telephony, and Internet access — a phone answering machine,… (more…)

The Embedded Linux Consortium “Manifesto” (draft)

February 25, 2000

Rick Lehrbaum, of LinuxDevices.com writes . . .

“A suggested vision for the organization is that of an Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) that is 'a nonprofit, vendor-neutral trade association whose goal is the advancement and promotion of embedded Linux throughout the embedded, applied, and appliance, and applied computing markets'. (more…)

MobileLinux can’t compete with Symbian

February 25, 2000

Justin Pearse writes, at ZDNet UK . . .

“On Thursday at CeBIT, the Symbian consortium dismissed as hype Transmeta's claim that MobileLinux would establish itself as the dominant platform for the mobile Internet.” (more…)

Samsung launches first Linux PDA

February 25, 2000

Justin Pearse writes, at ZDNet UK . . .

Samsung's Yopy offers a browser, MP3 player, and Compact Flash all in one little box. (more…)

CNET: Ericsson using Opera browser in Linux-based phone

February 25, 2000

Paul Festa writes in CNET News.com . . .

“Swedish wireless telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson will use Norwegian Opera Software's Linux-compatible browser in the Ericsson Cordless Screen Phone HS210, which offers both cordless telephony and Internet access. The Linux operating system has been making inroads in the market for nontraditional computing and Web-browsing devices.”

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vnunet.com: Speech-based PDAs debut at Cebit

February 24, 2000

Dennis Howlett, of vnunet.com, writes . . .

“Speech technology specialists Lernout and Hauspie will this week demonstrate a prototype of a PDA that responds to spoken commands. L&H said that with the right partner support, the device could ship as a working product before the end of this year.” (more…)

New lower-cost Sun Microsystems SBC line supports Linux

February 24, 2000

(company press release) Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced a new, cost-effective board product targeted at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) addressing the ISP and thin server markets. The first in a new PCI-based product line, the SPARCengine Ultra AXe motherboard enables OEMs to rapidly “Build for the Dot-Com Age.” (more…)