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Archive for February, 2000

CNET.com: Lineo deals push Linux into gadgets

February 24, 2000

Stephen Shankland, of CNET.com, writes . . .

“With eight strategic alliances and an acquisition, start-up Lineo has taken major steps forward in its effort to sell Linux software for use in TV set-top boxes and other non-PC devices.” (more…)

National adds Linux support to Geode integrated processor

February 24, 2000

HANNOVER, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — National Semiconductor Corporation today announced that it has licensed Citrix Systems, Inc.'s Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) client software for the Linux operating system. National, a leading provider of silicon solutions and development platforms for the thin client market, will use Citrix ICA to provide its customers the most enhanced solution utilizing… (more…)

Ericsson cordless phone / Internet appliance runs Linux

February 24, 2000

Stockholm, Sweden — (BUSINESS WIRE) — At CeBIT in Hannover, Ericsson unveiled the cordless Screen Phone HS210. This product defines a new product category fusing Bluetooth connectivity and the Internet, telephony and e-mail into a convenient well designed package (see photo). (more…)

New 1-chip solution for networked Linux appliances

February 24, 2000

Waltham, MA. — (company press release) — NETsilicon, Inc. a leading provider of ARM-powered, system-on-silicon connectivity solutions, today announced the introduction of NET+Lx, a comprehensive embedded network connectivity system using the Linux operating system. NET+Lx combines the NET+Works embedded networking solution, the reliability and open source benefits of Linux, and the tools and support… (more…)

“Got MIPS?” (or: “Developer seeks attractive SBC”)

February 23, 2000

Chris Fowler, Embedded system developer, asks . . .

“Are there any manufacturers that sell MIPS based boards ready for software. I've seen some of the small Intel based boards but I'm more interested in using a MIPS.” (more…)

Lineo Embedix Browser ships

February 23, 2000

Hannover, Germany / CEBIT — (company press release) Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced that Lineo Embedix Browser for x86 is now immediately available to OEM developers. The company describes the product as “the first Linux-based browser that is completely brandable by the OEM, providing seamless integration between the device hardware and software, and… (more…)

Lineo acquires uClinux creator Rt-Control

February 23, 2000

Annover, Germany / CEBIT – (company press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced that it reached an agreement to acquire Rt-Control Inc., founders and maintainers of the popular uClinux operating system, a distribution of Linux for microcontrollers. (more…)

Lineo announces major Korean partnerships

February 23, 2000

Seoul, Korea — Lineo today announced strategic agreements to supply two major Korean manufacturers with the Embedix Linux operating system. The two are: consumer product manufacturer Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co, Ltd.; and DaiShin Information & Communications Co., Ltd., a leading Korean IT company. (more…)

LinuxPlanet: My Appliance is Smarter than Your Appliance

February 23, 2000

Kevin Reichard, at LinuxPlanet, writes . . .

“The long-term success of Linux is seemingly dependent on the ability of vendors to position Linux as a major player in the Internet-appliance (or network-appliance) world. Couple a rock-solid operating system with a Web browser and some Java capabilities, the reasoning goes, and consumers who don't know a lick… (more…)

Whitepaper: Embedding Linux in a Mobile Robot

February 23, 2000

“Embedded systems frequently incorporate highly customized microcomputers, but our company's goal was to build a robot from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded components. We felt that this approach would maximize the R&D capabilities of our own team and minimize the cost of our product. (more…)

Embedding Linux in a Mobile Robot

February 22, 2000

Embedded systems frequently incorporate highly customized microcomputers, but our company's goal was to build a robot from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded components. We felt that this approach would maximize the R&D capabilities of our own team and minimize the cost of our product. (more…)

InfoWorld: Interview with Michael Tiemann (Red Hat CTO)

February 22, 2000

Ed Scannell, at InfoWorld.com, interviews Michael Tiemann about his role as chief technical officer (CTO) of Red Hat, and regarding his thoughts on the new and growing trend of using open source software in development projects . . . (more…)

Red Hat and RealNetworks offer streaming media solution

February 22, 2000

Research Triangle Park, NC and Seattle, WA — (Linux PR Release) — In conjunction with the release of Red Hat, Inc.'s Linux Enterprise Edition operating system product line, Red Hat, a market leader in Linux and open source solutions, and RealNetworks, Inc., a recognized leader in media delivery on the Internet, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver an integrated media delivery solution based on… (more…)

Transmeta selects Silicon Motion 1-chip graphics subsystem

February 22, 2000

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Silicon Motion, Inc. announced that Transmeta has selected its Lynx EM+ graphics solution for its Crusoe reference design that offers all day computing for the emerging class of Mobile Internet Computers. The reference design, which is available to customers immediately, is the first of its kind that is capable of running Microsoft's Windows Operating System for… (more…)

PC Week: Linux Router Project

February 22, 2000

Pankaj Chowdhry, of PC Week Online, writes . . .

“The Linux Router Project, or LRP, distills the contents of Linux so that any code not used specifically for routing is removed from the software. The result is a version of Linux that can fit on a floppy disk. Stick the floppy in a PC, and the system becomes a router. (more…)

Draft Agenda — ELC Organizational Meeting at ESC`

February 21, 2000

DATE: February 21, 2000
TO: All those interested in forming an Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC)
FROM: Rick Lehrbaum
RE: Draft Agenda for Organizational meeting of ELC at ESC (more…)

Investor’s Business Daily: Linux Plugging Into Hot Market

February 21, 2000

Rex Crum writes in Investor's Business Daily . . .

“TiVo Inc. makes TV set-top boxes that can digitally record and store several hours of programming on a hard disk drive. With the TiVo box, you can delay a show, leave the room for a minute and the machine will continue making a digital recording of the program you were watching.” (more…)

LinuxLinks.com launches Free Web-Mail service

February 21, 2000

LinuxLinks.com is proud to announce the launch of a free web based email service targeted specifically for the Linux community. This service allows users to send and receive email on any computer that offers a web browser. Now you can deal with email anywhere in the world in a discreet and secure manner whilst at the same time promoting the Linux cause. (more…)

Borland’s C++ Compiler is Now Free (as in beer)

February 20, 2000

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — (company press release) — Inprise/Borland has announced that it is releasing its latest ANSI C/C++ compiler technology, the Borland® C++ 5.5 Compiler and associated command line tools, for free download on its Web site at community.borland.com. (more…)

Whitepaper: Using Linux in Embedded and Real-time Apps

February 20, 2000

“Intelligent dedicated systems and appliances used in interface, monitoring, communications, and control applications increasingly demand the services of a sophisticated, state-of-the-art operating system. Many such systems require advanced capabilities like: high resolution and user-friendly graphical user interfaces (GUIs); TCP/IP connectivity; substitution of reliable (and low power) flash memory solid… (more…)