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Archive for August, 2001

Chipmakers angle for Linux support [CNET]

August 31, 2001

Stephen Shankland of CNET News.com reports that, in a sign of how strategic Linux has become, AMD and Intel are angling to lure open-source programmers to their future chip designs. Shankland writes . . . (more…)

Bluetooth has lost, says Intel executive

August 31, 2001

Michael Kanellos reports from the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, CA; special to ZDNet . . . (more…)

Reading, writing, and Red Hat?

August 31, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet News . . .

Linux developers must take some of the time they now devote to programming and put it toward boosting open-source software in education, Red Hat Chief Executive Matthew Szulik said Thursday. (more…)

Opinion: A summer Microsoft won’t forget

August 31, 2001

A column by David Berlind, Editorial Director of ZDNet's Tech Update . . .

This month may mark birthdays for Windows 95 and XP, but cake and champagne are in short supply over in Redmond. The past summer has been nothing but turmoil for Microsoft, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. (more…)

CNET video clips from LinuxWorld

August 31, 2001

[Updated Aug. 31, 2001; 6:15am PDT] Here are four interesting CNET News.com video clips from this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco . . .

  • Open source and commercial challenges — Apache founder Brian Behlendorf and Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds talk about issues pertaining to the commercialization of Linux and how companies can both make money and compete… (more…)

Another new Linux-based Korean PDA expected soon

August 31, 2001

Seoul, Korea — (press release excerpt) — Mizi Research has a contract to supply its Embedded Linux operating system, Linuette, to CIIT for use as the operating system within a newly developed multimedia PDA. (more…)

USB 2.0 support added to BlueCat Linux

August 30, 2001

San Jose and Fremont, CA — (press release excerpt) — LynuxWorks Inc. and SoftConnex Technologies today announced that SoftConnex USBLink will support LynuxWorks BlueCat Linux. (more…)

Hard Hat Linux seminars come to Europe

August 30, 2001

Paris, France — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software is sponsoring four half-day seminars for embedded software developers in Europe. The seminars, entitled “Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux,” will be held in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, October 9; in Paris, France, on Wednesday, October 10; in London, UK, on Thursday, October 11; and in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on Friday,… (more…)

LinuxWorld Conference and Expo awards announced

August 30, 2001

San Francisco; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — IDG World Expo has announced the winners of awards recognizing achievements by the open source community at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held this week in San Francisco. The awards included the $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award, the Open Source Product Excellence Awards, and the OSDL Enterprise Achievement Award. (more…)

Lineo and Wipro form strategic alliance

August 30, 2001

Bangalore, India & Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Wipro Limited and Lineo Inc. have announced a worldwide strategic partnership to achieve a common goal of jointly addressing business opportunities based on Linux technology. The alliance is Wipro's first global strategic partnership to cover the specific embedded space, and the first strategic alliance being entered by Lineo with a… (more…)

Intel chooses TASTE Embedded Linux for media gateway platform

August 30, 2001

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) – TUXIA today announced that it has been selected by Intel to adapt TUXIA's embedded Linux software suite, TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology), for a new consumer media gateway reference platform now being developed by Intel. Intel's and TUXIA's new joint initiative will give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) an integrated solution that provides high… (more…)

1st European Embedded Linux expo issues call for papers

August 30, 2001

Zaltbommel, Netherlands — (press release excerpt) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe today announced the call for papers for the first Embedded Linux Expo & Conference Europe (ELEC) scheduled for Monday November 26th to Thursday November 29th, 2001. The event is scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy. (more…)

Siemens validates MS WinCE 3.0 as an RTOS

August 30, 2001

A report written and published by Siemens AG's Automation and Drives Division validates Windows CE 3.0 as a real-time OS. The report “Accessing Windows CE 3.0 Real-Time Capabilities” evaluates Windows CE 3.0 features, measures real-time properties such as performance and latency and provides real time programming hints. (more…)

Graphic document engine supports StrongARM and XScale

August 30, 2001

Glasgow, Scotland — (press release excerpt) — Picsel Technologies announced Tuesday that it is porting the Picsel ePAGE Graphic Document Engine to the Intel StrongARM SA-1110 applications processor and the Intel XScale microarchitecture. ePAGE allows users to view and manipulate any type of file or media object on consumer electronics devices such as smart phones, PDA's, games consoles, set-top boxes… (more…)

New office application suite targets handheld devices

August 30, 2001

San Francisco, CA; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — in light of the growing appearance of PDAs and other types of handheld computers running Linux, there has been an increased demand for embedded office programs for Linux. Accordingly, HancomLinux, Inc. (headquartered in Seoul, Korea) has announced Embedded HancomOffice. (more…)

ELJ announces winners of MZ104 design contest

August 29, 2001

The first Embedded Linux Journal “Hack Embedded Linux for Fun and Prizes” contest has come to a close. The winners (and their websites) are . . .

  • Most likely to Succeed as a Commercial Product
    Electronic Voting System, by Bill Kastilahn; website (more…)

Lineo announces availability of GPL compliance toolset

August 29, 2001

San Francisco, CA; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — Lineo Inc. today announced the availability of the Lineo Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset. The GPL (General Public License) Compliance Tooolset, expected to ship in September, 2001, gives OEMs and embedded developers the confidence to combine the benefits of both open source and proprietary software in the same embedded solution. (more…)

Motorola selects Embedix embedded Linux for set-top box

August 29, 2001

San Francisco, CA; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — Lineo Inc. today announced that Motorola, Inc. Broadband Communications Sector has selected Lineo's Embedix Digital Media core as the initial Linux operating system software for its (more…)

TUXIA unveils Linux-based interactive TV reference design

August 28, 2001

San Francisco, CA; LinuxWorld — (press release excerpt) — TUXIA, Inc. demonstrated a Linux-based Internet media gateway and interactive TV reference design featuring FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.' FS460 chip and technology from Intel and Sigma Designs at the Linux World Expo in San Francisco. (more…)

TUXIA and SOC-maker Rise announce alliance

August 28, 2001

Taiwan — (press release excerpt) — software vendor TUXIA and chipmaker Rise announced that they are collaborating to bring embedded Linux solutions to the emerging Thin Client and Information Appliance (IA) market. As part of the alliance, TUXIA will port its embedded Linux software suite, TASTE (TUXIA Appliance Synthesis Technology), to Rise's x86-compatible system-on-chip processors. (more…)