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Archive for September, 2001

Article: Running Linux on the Sega Dreamcast

September 24, 2001

Looking for a low-cost way to get started with embedded Linux? Or a fun weekend project? In this detailed how-to article, Bill Gatliff explains everything you need to do to install Linux on a Sega Dreamscast gaming console. Even the necessary Linux kernel, bootloader, and utility kernel patches are included and available for download. (more…)

Seminars help developers transition to Embedded Linux

September 24, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. is sponsoring a series of half-day seminars for embedded software developers in seven U.S. locations. The seminars, entitled “Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux,” will be held in San Diego on October 24; in Dallas on October 30; in Austin, Texas on November 1; in the Research Triangle Park, N.C. (more…)

Intel XScale reference platform to bundle PDA-oriented JVM

September 24, 2001

Fremont, CA — (press release excerpt) — Insignia Solutions announced today that it will work with Intel Corporation to optimize Insignia's Jeode virtual machine technologies for the Intel XScale microarchitecture reference platform. The Intel XScale reference platform, which will include the recently introduced (more…)

Device profile: PowerPlay III Linux PDA

September 22, 2001

The PowerPlay III PDA is manufactured in Taiwan and sold online by Empower Technologies, a vendor of Embedded Linux for intelligent appliances. The device is claimed to be Palm IIIxe compatible, from a hardware perspective. But unlike Palm's PDAs, the PowerPlay III runs Empower Technologies' Linux DA O/S(more…)

A review of Linux DA running on a Palm PDA

September 22, 2001

Inspired by a Slashdot discussion resulting from our coverage of the Empower Technologies PowerPlay III PDA, Peter Kis purchased and downloaded a copy of Linux DA for his Palm PDA and wrote a review about his experiences with… (more…)

$99 Palm III clone runs Linux

September 22, 2001

On Monday, September 24, Empower Technologies will begin selling a $99 PDA which is a Palm III clone from a hardware perspective, but runs Empower's Linux DA operating system instead of Palm OS. This LinuxDevices.com “device profile” provides details about the device (and a photo) . . . (more…)

VR3 Does Not Meet the Agenda [Linux Magazine]

September 21, 2001

Linux Magazine has published an online review of the Agenda VR3 Linux PDA, written by Alan Zeichick. Zeichick looks at the VR3 from a PDA user's perspective, rather from that of a Linux developer. Zeichick writes . . . (more…)

Real-time and Embedded forum announces agenda

September 21, 2001

Andrew Josey of The Open Group sends us this note . . .

This is a reminder that the early bird registration for the next meeting of The Open Group's Real-time and Embedded Systems forum which meets in Amsterdam on October 24th has been extended to today. (more…)

Buyer beware [Electronic Business]

September 21, 2001

In this interesting online article from Electronic Business magazine, Bill Roberts ponders the potential risks associated with developing smart devices and embedded systems based on Embedded Linux, and attempts to provide opposing perspectives in each case. Roberts writes . . . (more…)

Device profile: FIC AquaPAD

September 21, 2001

The FIC AquaPAD is a compact, hand-held webpad intended for use in the home or in public areas. It offers the functions of Internet browsing, email, downloading MP3s, playing games, and multimedia audio/video, plus it includes a full suite of PIM apps (Calendar, Calculator, Note, Alarm Clock, Address Book, TODO List). (more…)

Article: Device profile: FIC AquaPAD

September 20, 2001

The FIC AquaPAD is a compact, hand-held webpad intended for use in the home or in public areas. It offers the functions of Internet browsing, email, downloading MP3s, playing games, and multimedia audio/video, plus it includes a full suite of PIM apps (Calendar, Calculator, Note, Alarm Clock,… (more…)

Crusoe-based tablet PC to enter mass production

September 20, 2001

According to an IDG News Service article written by Martyn Williams, Taiwan's First International Computer Inc. (FIC) is on the verge of beginning mass production of a tablet PC based on Transmeta's Crusoe microprocessor (called the AquaPAD), more than a year after first unveiling samples of the device. (more…)

New Embedded Linux solution for streaming multimedia devices

September 20, 2001

Dallas, TX and Boise, Idaho — (press release excerpt) — Texas Instruments (TI), Ingenient Technologies, and RidgeRun today announced availability of an Embedded Linux operating system for TI's imaging digital signal processor (DSP) solution that is intended to enable faster and easier development of streaming video multimedia devices. (more…)

Hands-on Embedded Linux classes to be held in San Diego

September 20, 2001

Trainingcity has announced three four-day, hands-on Embedded Linux Training classes which will be held in San Diego this fall. The classes will take place at The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on the following dates: Oct 15 – 18; Oct 29 – Nov 2; Nov 26 – 29. (more…)

Advanced Linux filesystem implementor’s guide

September 19, 2001

With the 2.4 release of Linux come a host of new filesystem possibilities, including ReiserFS, XFS, GFS and others. Sure, these filesystems sound cool, but what exactly can they do, what are they good at and exactly how do you go about safely using them in a Linux production environment? (more…)