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Archive for October, 2001

Update on the Embedded Linux Market (Oct. 2001)

October 31, 2001

A message from LinuxDevices.com founder, Rick Lehrbaum, on the occasion of the second birthday of LinuxDevices.com . . . (more…)

LinuxDevices.com celebrates its 2nd birthday

October 31, 2001

LinuxDevices.com founder, Rick Lehrbaum, provides a retrospective on the past two years of the Embedded Linux Market on the occasion of the second birthday of LinuxDevices.com. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

Euro Embedded Linux expo to feature real-time keynote

October 31, 2001

Zaltbommel, Netherlands — (press release excerpt) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe today announced the main keynote talk of the international Embedded Linux Expo & Conference in Milan, Italy, November 26-29, 2001. The talk, entitled “Measuring Performance in Real-Time Linux”, will be given by Fred Proctor, a prominent scientist and member of the Control Systems Group of the U.S. (more…)

A review of SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 [FirstLinux.com]

October 30, 2001

FirstLinux.com has published a review of the new SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 . . .

“This is the 21st century — we sit in the midst of a recessionary period, a time of change, of caution and of uncertainty. With the growth of the internet and the ever-increasing variety and complexity of software applications, both businesses and home users face spiralling costs coupled to limited resources. (more…)

esmertec releases Vers 2.0 of Jbed Micro Edition CLDC

October 29, 2001

Zurich, Switzerland — esmertec, inc. today announced the release of Version 2.0 of the Jbed Micro Edition CLDC. Jbed Micro Edition CLDC is esmertec's drop-in replacement product for Java 2 Micro Edition CLDC. (more…)

Tuxia Labs releases upgrade to NxZilla

October 29, 2001

Tuxia Labs Australia has released an upgrade to NxZilla, a set of libraries that allow Mozilla to be used with a NanoX server. Matthew Wlazlo, of the NxZilla project, provided the following description of the new release . (more…)

Navy Tactical Data Systems supplier dons a Hard Hat

October 29, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. today announced that GET Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Navy Tactical Data Systems (NTDS) products that are deployed in tactical applications of all classes of U.S. (more…)

Open source MyLinux PLW project is scuttled

October 29, 2001
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The MyLinux Pocket Linux Workstation project has (at least temporarily) been canceled. The completely open source hardware/software project was sponsored by Arizona Cooperative Power LLC, and had reached the stage of accepting advanced purchase orders for beta versions of the device. (more…)

Red Hat rolls out Embedded Linux Developer Suite

October 29, 2001

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced that the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite (ELDS) is now available. The ELDS is a packaged solution for creating embedded applications and devices. It accelerates development cycles and improves product quality by using Red Hat Linux 7.2 as the common base for the host and target platforms. (more…)

Guest editorial: Web Services, Java, and .NET

October 28, 2001

This article by Ganesh Prasad is a sequel to an earlier one that laid out a strategy for taking on the Microsoft .NET challenge. It contains responses to issues raised after the earlier article. Prasad writes . . . (more…)

Century GPLs device operating environment

October 28, 2001

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — this Monday, Century Embedded Technologies will announce the release of the PIXIL Operating Environment (OE) platform for embedded devices running Linux to the open source community. (more…)

Interview with Linux kernel hacker Keith Owens [Kerneltrap]

October 27, 2001

This week's Kerneltrap interview is with Keith Owens, an experienced kernel hacker who has long contributed to the Linux kernel. His contributions include updating ksymoops and modutils, both of which he maintains. He also works on kbuild 2.5. Earlier, he built the original Integrated Kernel Debugging patch. He's also working on kdb and XFS. (more…)

IBM open sources Jikes Research Virtual Machine

October 26, 2001

Yorktown Heights, NY — (press release excerpt) — IBM Research has released the Jikes Research Virtual Machine (RVM), open source software designed to execute Java programs that are most useful for research on fundamental virtual machine design issues on the IBM developerWorks website. (more…)

Gateway Net-surfing device bites the dust

October 26, 2001

CNET's Ian Fried reports that computer maker Gateway has become the latest company to kill off its (Linux-based) Web surfing appliance, officially discontinuing the Connected Touch Pad that it developed with America Online. Fried writes . . . (more…)

Open Services Residential Gateway stack sits on Linux

October 26, 2001

Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Gatespace and Jungo Software Technologies have jointly announced a strategic technology alliance to provide an integrated solution for next generation value added services to the home, and SOHO / ROBO (Small Office/Home Office and Remote Office/Branch Office). (more…)

Flood of Linux PDAs expected from Asia [NewsForge]

October 26, 2001

In this informative article at NewsForge.com, Mike Newlands offers a perspective on the growing avalanche of Asian manufacturers who are announcing — and just now beginning to introduce — Linux-based handheld computers. Newlands writes . . . (more…)

New open source Java-like VM targets embedded Linux

October 26, 2001

Earlier this month, Brussels-based telematics software/hardware specialist ACUNIA NV, announced the availability of Wonka, a Java-compatible virtual machine (VM) designed specifically for embedded devices, available under open source license. (more…)

A closeup look at Sharp’s new Zaurus Linux-PDA

October 26, 2001

Sharp announced this week that developer units of their new Zaurus SL-5000D Linux-based PDA will become available early next month. Earlier this week, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum had the pleasure of getting a closeup look at the new Sharp PDA, and seeing it in action. Below are a few pictures he took to help convey a sense of the look and feel of this exciting new device. (more…)

Commercial YOPY PDAs to begin shipping next month

October 26, 2001

News flash! G.Mate today announced plans to begin shipments of the commercial version of its Linux-based YOPY PDA by the end of next month. The device will be demonstrated at G.Mate's COMDEX booth (Convention Center L5823 D-7; Nov. 12-16). YOPY YDK-1000 development kits have been supplied to developers in over 35 countries, according to the G.Mate announcement, since the kits (more…)

Linux robot man treks into Europe [ZDNet]

October 25, 2001

ZDNet News reports . . .

Japanese scientists are planning to demonstrate a walking, Linux-operated, humanoid robot at an open source event in Italy next month. The bipedal H7 robot is around 137cm tall (54 inches), and… (more…)