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Archive for June, 2001

Lineo processor support nears century mark

June 25, 2001

Lineo Inc. announced today that the company's embedded processor support is nearing the century mark, in terms of the number of different processors supported. According to company sources, Lineo now supports a total of more than 90 processors via three distinct operating systems: Lineo Embedix, an embedded Linux operating system; Lineo uClinux, a variant of Linux that supports microprocessors without… (more…)

Linux gains ground in gaming equipment [NewsForge]

June 25, 2001

Grant Gross reports, in a NewsForge article, on a growing trend of using Linux as the embedded operating system within gaming machines. Gross writes . . . (more…)

HP gets funky with Digital Entertainment Center

June 25, 2001

Tom Mainelli, of PCWorld.com, reports on HP's recently announced Linux-based Digital Entertainment Center. Mainelli writes . . . (more…)

Bootstrapping the YOPY PDA [O’Reilly Network]

June 25, 2001

Chris Halsall, writing at O'Reilly Network, provides a thorough, technically-oriented, well written review of the G.Mate YOPY Linux PDA. Halsall writes . . . (more…)

The Future of Linux and Open Source

June 25, 2001

George Weiss of the Gartner Group considers the issues associated with the adoption of open source software by corporate decision makers, and explains the evolutionary stages that can be expected during its maturation. Included, is an interesting graphical representation showing the expected pattern of advance of Linux between 1998 and 2005. (more…)

Java-on-Embedded-Linux forum launches — call for participation

June 22, 2001

LinuxDevices.com has begun assembling a set of Java-on-Embedded-Linux resources that we hope will prove to be a valuable source of information on using Java and Java-like technology within Linux-based embedded systems and smart devices. (more…)

MS lawyers join open-source fray

June 22, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet . . .

Microsoft lawyers have joined the company's campaign against open-source software, restricting how developers may use what it terms “viral software” in connection with Microsoft programming tools. (more…)

Partnership aims Embedded Linux at huge China market

June 22, 2001

Beijing, Taipei, & Hong Kong — (press release excerpt) — TUXIA today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Beijing Orient Electronics Group Co. (BOE), a leading manufacturer of electronics components and display devices, to co-develop embedded Linux software solutions to run Internet appliances in Greater China. (more…)

Wasabi ports NetBSD to AMD’s x86-64 architecture

June 22, 2001

New York, NY — Wasabi Systems today announced the completion of a preliminary port of NetBSD to AMD's 64-bit x86-64 architecture. The port has been tested on Virtutech's VirtuHammer x86-64 simulation tool. AMD x86-64 technology is designed to support applications that address large amounts of physical and virtual memory, such as high performance servers, database management systems, and CAD tools. (more…)

Partnership creates open high availability architecture

June 22, 2001

Hillsboro, OR — (press release excerpt) — RadiSys Corp., along with partners MontaVista Software and GoAhead Software, claim they have demonstrated the industry's first high availability system based on a truly open architecture. Called the “Open Availability Architecture,” this latest technology enables carrier-class OEMs to easily define and purchase application-ready computing platforms which meet… (more…)

SDK speech-enables Linux-based devices

June 22, 2001

Redmond, WA — (press release excerpt) — earlier this week, Conversay unveiled the Mobile Conversay Software Development Kit (SDK). Compatible with Linux, Embedded Linux, and Pocket PC platforms, Mobile Conversay SDK allows developers to create speech-driven applications for mobile devices and Internet appliances. (more…)

The ELC asks: “Have you voted?”

June 22, 2001

Murry Shohat, Executive Director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), writes . . .

Dear ELC Members — (more…)

Article: Update to Linux-based “Cool Devices” Quick Reference Guide

June 22, 2001

LinuxDevices.com has just published an update to the highly popular Embedded Linux “Cool Devices” Quick Reference Guide. Learn all about the latest conquests of Linux in smart devices and embedded systems. Lots of pictures, specs, and “under the hood” details are covered in writeups about more than 30 devices in five categories . (more…)

Forum explores real-time POSIX/Linux standardization

June 21, 2001

At the next meeting of the Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum, which takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas on July 18-19, the forum will explore possibilities for standardizing real-time functions within POSIX Profiles that can unify Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. (more…)

LynuxWorks withdraws IPO

June 21, 2001

Embedded operating system vendor LynuxWorks, Inc. has decided to abandon it's plan for a near term IPO. LynuxWorks offers an embedded Linux distribution called “BlueCat Linux” and also a proprietary real-time operating system called “LynxOS”. (more…)

Reminder of ELC Open Forum, June 26 in San Jose, CA

June 21, 2001

Murry Shohat, Executive Director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), writes . . .

Event Reminder (more…)

New HP consumer entertainment device has Linux inside

June 20, 2001

[Updated March 22, 2002] Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) unveiled a prototype of a new Linux-powered consumer music appliance at the Tech X NY trade show in New York during the week of June 25, 2001. Although the device — called the HP Digital Entertainment Center — contains more computing power than most desktop PCs, it is narrowly focused on being a “single function appliance” in which… (more…)

RTLinux gains support for Motorola PPC 860

June 20, 2001

Socorro, NM — (press release excerpt) — Finite State Machine Labs (FSMLabs) has announced that RTLinux and the RTLinux Development Kit are now available for several PowerPC 860 evaluation boards. Stress tests of the boards show worst case measured periodic jitter times of less than 14 microseconds. (more…)

Ericsson selects HHL for embedded development

June 19, 2001

MontaVista Software announced today that Ericsson AS, the Norwegian affiliate of Ericsson, will be purchasing an undisclosed quantity of product subscriptions to MontaVista¹s Hard Hat Linux (HHL) development platform. (more…)

Opinion: License to FUD (comparing GPL and BSD)

June 19, 2001

In last week's column, I asked why BSD-licensed operating systems didn't seem to be attracting as many corporate supporters and programmers as the GNU GPL-based Linux. (more…)