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Archive for June, 2000

M-Systems doubles IDE and SCSI flash drive capacities

June 28, 2000

M-Systems announced the extension of its Fast Flash Disk (FFD) 2.5 product line with new capacities now up to 2,432MB for IDE and 2,688MB for SCSI. This new maximum capacity is double the previous capacities for both product lines in the 2.5″ hard drive form-factor. The IDE and SCSI drives use flash memory as their media, but are otherwise functionally compatible with conventional magnetic media hard… (more…)

Red Hat University Program to promote open source

June 28, 2000

Red Hat today announced the Red Hat University Program, a global program to accelerate the use of open source solutions in the educational environment. Under the direction of the Red Hat University Program, an initial donation of over $350,000 in open source software and tools, including GNU Pro Dev Kits and Code Fusion packages, has been made to the following universities: California Institute of… (more…)

New 3.5″ Ultra Wide SCSI flash disk supports Linux

June 28, 2000

Bitmicro Networks Inc. has announced a new drive in the company's SCSI solid-state disk drive family. According to company sources, the E-Disk SUD35 represents the industry's first Ultra Wide SCSI Low Voltage Differential solid state flash disk. Bitmicro's E-Disks are fully supported under Linux. (more…)

Lineo extends embedded Linux support for ARM cores

June 28, 2000

Lineo has announced the addition of ARM core support to the company's Embedix product line. With this release, ARM cores are now supported within both Embedix Linux and Embedix uClinux. Lineo now supports the full spectrum of ARM CPU cores, including those with and without memory management units (MMUs). (more…)

Centura announces embeddable open-source database

June 27, 2000

Centura Software today announced db.star, a secure, high-performance ultra-small footprint open source database solution for embedded and mobile devices. db.star runs on multiple embedded OS platforms, including Linux, and is designed to facilitate instant access by mobile devices to enterprise information, dynamically and securely. (more…)

Article: What do you value most about open source?

June 27, 2000

As part of its continuing efforts to measure and characterize the Embedded Linux Market, LinuxDevices.com is conducting an ongoing poll entitled “What do you value most about open source?” The picture is now starting to come into focus — and the results are surprisingly different from what many have probably assumed. (more…)

PowerPC and embedded Linux ride the PC/104-Plus range

June 27, 2000

Cowboy Industries (Lewisville, TX) has created what might represent the world's first PowerPC-based single-board computers (SBCs) on the PC/104-Plus embedded computer form-factor. The company offers two variants of the new SBC, called the MORGAN and the SHIRE, based on Motorola's MPC750 and MPC7400 CPUs, respectively. (more…)

Hard Hat Linux hits the masses (of developers)

June 27, 2000

MontaVista Inc. laid claim to producing the industry's first mass-distributed embedded Linux CD, as 138,000 copies of a CD titled “Hard Hat Linux, Journeyman Edition” shipped within shrink-wrapped copies of the June edition of EDN Magazine. The special distribution of MontaVista's embedded Linux Cross Development Kit were included as a supplement to the magazine's June cover story, entitled “Linux strafes… (more…)

Lineo announces web site for open source contributions

June 27, 2000

Lineo has announced opensource.lineo.com, a website dedicated to open source projects funded or maintained by Lineo and its employees. The site provides open source developers and community members with convenient access to high quality open source software designed for embedded Linux systems by concentrating the open source projects of… (more…)

ZipSpeak 7.1-1 enables talking Linux systems

June 27, 2000

Matthew Campbell today released ZipSpeak 7.1-1, a talking mini-distribution of Linux developed for use by visually impaired people. The new version adds support for several speech synthesizers, simplifies Speakup customization, makes Web browsing easier, and adds support for international keyboard layouts. (more…)

Neoware demo’s NeoLinux 2.0 at PC Expo

June 27, 2000

Neoware Systems demonstrated a beta version of NeoLinux 2.0, Neoware's embedded Linux operating system, at PC Expo in New York this week. NeoLinux 2.0 contains several new Neoware-designed innovations that target the needs of the burgeoning market for information appliances. (more…)

Lineo offers a bridge to Linux from VxWorks, pSOS

June 27, 2000

Lineo has announced compatibility libraries, code-named “Golden Gate”, that offer developers an easy way to convert VxWorks and pSOS programs into programs that can be hosted instead on Lineo's Embedix Linux operating system. (more…)

What do you value most about open source?

June 27, 2000

As part of its continuing efforts to measure and characterize the Embedded Linux Market, LinuxDevices.com is conducting an ongoing poll entitled “What do you value most about open source?” The picture is now starting to come into focus — and the results are surprisingly different from what many have probably assumed. (more…)

LinuxMall.com: Linus on fragmentation

June 27, 2000

As part of an “ask Linus” series, LinuxMall.com puts the question Linux creator Linus Torvalds, “Do you think Linux will avoid following the same 'fragmentation' route that killed UNIX? Why and how?” Not surprisingly, Linus provides an interesting and highly inciteful answer . . . (more…)

ZF unveils Linux-based “crash-immune” network appliances

June 26, 2000

New York — (press release) — ZF Linux Devices, Inc., today announced their family of products providing low cost, distributed network solutions for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), education and developing economy markets. Each unit incorporates the ZF Linux Devices FailSafe MachZ PC-on-a-Chip in combination with a unique distributed Linux software implementation. (more…)

Wireless LAN development system targets embedded Linux

June 26, 2000

AbsoluteValue Systems (AVS) and Intersil announced that the new AVS wireless LAN (WLAN) development system for Linux-based embedded systems bases its wireless interface on Intersil's PRISM WLAN chipset. The new AVS WLAN development system system is said to be the first to target embedded Linux based systems. (more…)

Linux Everywhere: The Penguin goes Mobile

June 26, 2000

Todd Spangler, editor of [email protected] Week, reports on the growing trend of using Linux in mobile and handheld computing applications. Spangler looks at a wide range of recent mobile/handheld Linux activities, including those of Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, MontaVista, and Lineo. Spangler writes . . . (more…)

PC Expo Needs A New Name

June 26, 2000

Jacqueline Emigh, editor of [email protected] Partner, reports on the changing face of the PC market, as evidenced by what she's seeing at this year's PC EXpo in New York. Interestingly, the big action appears to be in something called . . . “devices” 😉 Emigh writes . . . (more…)

High-availability Linux cluster technology goes GPL

June 26, 2000

Lowell, MA — (press release) — Mission Critical Linux, Inc. announced today that it has released the source code for its innovative, high-availability Kimberlite cluster technology to the Open Source community under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Using off-the-shelf commodity hardware running any Linux distribution, Kimberlite delivers exceptional high availability in enterprise computing… (more…)

BlueCat Linux 2.0 Scoops French Award

June 26, 2000

Electronique magazine, the premier French electronics journal, has named LynuxWorks Inc.'s BlueCat Linux as the “most significant development in embedded tools and software” as part of the magazine's “Electron d'Or” awards for the past year. The award is based on a poll of tools users. (more…)