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Archive for August, 2000

FreePad: Norway’s alternative to Sweden’s Screen Phone

August 29, 2000

This article, by LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum, provides a detailed “sneak preview” of Screen Media's soon-to-be-released FreePad — including its features, functions, and internal hardware/software — and also examines the background and motivations of the company that is bringing the FreePad to market, including Screen Media's reasons for selecting Linux and philosophy with respect to open source… (more…)

Embedded Debian Project announces kernel/OS build tool

August 29, 2000

(announcement) — The Embedded Debian Project is pleased to announce the availability of the first of a series of DEVELOPMENT releases of CML2+OS, a system for the configuration and generation of both a Linux kernel *AND* an operating system (i.e. root filesystem). CML2+OS is being designed to assist embedded Linux developers in configuring and generating small (1 to 10MB) Linux target systems. (more…)

Open source S/W lets mobile devices access servers via WAP/WML

August 28, 2000

(press release) — elc technologies has just released PiranhaWAP, an open source WAP/WML-enabled server status reporting product. PiranhaWAP allows displaying real-time system information such as uptime, load average, and memory information on WAP/WML-enabled devices such as cellular phones and PDAs. (more…)

Article: FreePad: Norway’s alternative to Sweden’s Screen Phone

August 28, 2000

In a few months, Screen Media will begin shipping a sleekly designed, easy-to-use wireless web-pad device called the FreePad. Like Ericsson's Screen Phone, the FreePad will offer web browsing and cordless telephone functions. (more…)

PalmPalm to support LinkUp L7200 development board

August 28, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — – LinkUp Systems Corp., providers of system-on-chip processor plus peripherals solutions for the Internet appliance and consumer electronics market, and PalmPalm Technology, a leader in embedded Linux, today announced that the LinkUp L7200 system development board will support PalmPalm's Tynux Linux-based operating system. (more…)

S3 to Launch Transmeta Web Pad Subsidiary (TechWeb)

August 27, 2000

Mark Hachman, writing at TechWeb News, reports that S3 has established an internal subsidiary to develop and sell Crusoe-based Internet Appliances. The product line appears likely to include an Embedded Linux based web pad. Hachman writes . . . (more…)

Bluepoint outlines embedded Linux market strategy

August 27, 2000

Los Angeles, CA — (press release) — Bluepoint Linux Software presented its strategy for embedded Linux and Information Appliance product development at its Year 2000 New Product Release Conference, held last week in the Friendship Hotel in Beijing. Mr. Yu Deng, president of Bluepoint, spoke about Bluepoint Embedded Linux and its applications in the Information Appliance market. (more…)

Linux Journal fills September issue with Embedded Linux

August 25, 2000

Linux Journal has “gone embedded” in a big way, for its September issue! The special Embedded Linux issue contains numerous articles on a wide range of embedded Linux applications and issues. (more…)

Call for Papers: Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum

August 24, 2000

You're invited to participate in the Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum in San Jose in February 2001. This two-day meeting is designed to bring together leading vendors of Real-time and Embedded Systems with corporate and government customers. (more…)

Microsoft designs its own chip (Solo2) for WebTV

August 24, 2000

Reuters reports on Microsoft's development of Solo2, a powerful new chip to run its WebTV interactive television service . . . (more…)

Open source WML browser brings WAP to Embedded Linux

August 24, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release) — 5NINE, a developer of Wireless Data Infrastructure (WIS/I) technology for Linux, has announced the launch of WMLBrowser.org, an open source development project for creating a Wireless Markup Language (WML) Browser to work with all types of Linux environments. (more…)

ZDNet Acquires Linux Hardware Database

August 24, 2000

San Francisco — (press release) — ZDNet, which operates the leading network of Web sites for people who want to buy, use and learn about technology, today announced that it has acquired Linux Hardware Database (www.linhardware.com), the leading Linux hardware support resource, from Cambridge, MA based DataPower Technology, Inc. (more…)

Intel shows off 2GHz Pentium 4 and Itanium/Linux cluster

August 23, 2000

ZDNet's John Spooner reports that Intel executives kicked off the Intel Developer Forum, earlier this week, with a 2GHz Pentium 4 demo — and a charge to developers to work together to create standard building blocks for the Net. One of the demonstrations, of a high reliability server, made use of Linux running on an Itanium server cluster. (more…)

RadioWallStreet.com interviews MontaVista’s Jim Ready

August 23, 2000

This 13 minute interview with MontaVista Founder and CEO, Jim Ready, was conducted from the Intel Developer Forum earlier today, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. RadioWallStreet's Francis Gaskins asks Ready to provide a general overview of the Embedded Linux Market, to talk about MontaVista's products, services, and applications, and to comment on his company's market position relative… (more…)

LinkUp Systems Joins ARM Partnership, Licenses ARM720T

August 23, 2000

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — LinkUp Systems Corporation today announced that it has joined the ARM Partnership and licensed the ARM720T CPU core from ARM a leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. LinkUp will embed the ARM720T core in its next generation of system-on-chip (SOC) solutions targeted at the fast-growing Internet and mobile markets. (more…)