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Archive for 2001

Lineo responds to Microsoft attack on Embedded Linux

December 18, 2001

At the end of November Microsoft posted a document on its Web site comparing the Windows XP Embedded and embedded Linux operating systems, with the emphasis on the technical and business inferiority of Linux. Embedded Linux distributors argue that the document not only distorts the value of Linux, but contains inaccuracies. (more…)

Linux-based Digital Video Recorder project launched

December 18, 2001

A new project for Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functions on Linux systems equipped with video capture cards has been launched today on Sourceforge. Here is a brief summary of the project (from the Sourceforge project page) . . . (more…)

LynuxWorks responds to Microsoft attack on Embedded Linux

December 18, 2001

Microsoft recently posted a document on its website which compares Windows XP Embedded to Embedded Linux, in an attempt to portray Embedded Linux as inferior from both technical and business perspectives. Embedded Linux vendors have countered that Microsoft's document contains numerous inaccuracies and is based on distorted characterizations of the Embedded Linux operating system as well as of the vendors… (more…)

Lineo: MS ‘lied’ about embedded Linux [ZDNet]

December 18, 2001

By Matthew Broersma, of ZDNet (UK) . . .

Lineo, the embedded Linux developer, has delivered a scathing attack on Microsoft's recently released white paper comparing Windows XP Embedded and embedded Linux. Lineo points out what it says are numerous inaccuracies and distortions designed to improve the image of Windows. (more…)

Article: LynuxWorks responds to Microsoft attack on Embedded Linux

December 17, 2001

Microsoft recently posted a document on its website which compares Windows XP Embedded to Embedded Linux, in an attempt to portray Embedded Linux as inferior from both technical and business perspectives. (more…)

Article: Lineo responds to Microsoft attack on Embedded Linux

December 17, 2001

At the end of November Microsoft posted a document on its Web site comparing the Windows XP Embedded and embedded Linux operating systems, with the emphasis on the technical and business inferiority of Linux. (more…)

Lineo announces $3 million funding, hardware spin-offs, management changes

December 17, 2001

Lineo Inc. today announced the results of recent changes, including the removal of hardware businesses and changes to the executive team, along with another round of investment. The plan for a major corporate restructuring and refocusing had been announced two months ago, and a change in CEOs was (more…)

Article: The thinking behind the Wonka Public License

December 14, 2001

Recently ACUNIA released Wonka, their implementation of the Java language, under a BSD-style license. In this guest column, ACUNIA Chief Technology Officer Steven Buytaert and VM Architect Chris Gray explain the reasons behind the decision . . . (more…)

The thinking behind the Wonka Public License

December 14, 2001

Recently ACUNIA released Wonka, their implementation of the Java language, under a BSD-style license. In this guest column at LinuxDevices.com, ACUNIA Chief Technology Officer Steven Buytaert and VM Architect Chris Gray explain the reasons behind the decision. (more…)

Real-time and Embedded Forum announces Jan. 23-25 agenda

December 14, 2001

The Open Group has issued the agenda for the January Real-time and Embedded Systems forum meeting . . . (more…)

New development version of wxWindows has been released

December 14, 2001

Robert Roebling, of the wxWindows project, writes . . .

I would like to announce that a new development version of the wxWindows library has been released. wxWindows is an OpenSource cross-platform C++ GUI library with very popular bindings for Python, Perl and recently Basic and Lua. (more…)

Sharp Linux/Java PDA comes to Davis, Calif.

December 14, 2001

The Linux Users' Group of Davis, CA has announced that Bill Kendrick, open source software developer and creator of a number of games and applications for the Agenda VR3 Linux-based PDA, will be discussing Sharp's new “Zaurus” SL-5000 Linux/Java-based PDA at the Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), which meets in Davis, California (near Sacramento,… (more…)

Article: Hacking the TCSX-1 for fun and profit

December 12, 2001

Getting to know the TCSX-1

They say good things come in small packages. Advantage Business Computer Systems' TCSX-1 Thin Client is one of those good things. Add a keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor to this little box and you have a simple Network, Serial or X Windows terminal. (more…)

Microsoft takes potshots at (Embedded) Linux [ZDNet]

December 12, 2001

By Matthew Broersma ZDNet (UK) . . .

Linux companies are incensed by a recently published Microsoft document that compares Windows XP Embedded to embedded Linux. The critics are calling some of the document's claims misleading or factually wrong. (more…)

Report from the 3rd Real-Time Linux Workshop

December 12, 2001

Peter Wurmsdobler provided this report on the recent Real-time Linux Workshop held in Milan, Italy . . . (more…)

Bluetooth simulator and development tool beta announced

December 12, 2001

Dublin, Ireland — (press release excerpt) — Rococo Software today announced the launch of the beta program for its Bluetooth simulator and the world's first standards-based Java tool for developing Bluetooth applications. (more…)

New Linux support for USB-connected wireless LAN adapters

December 12, 2001

Melbourne, FL — (press release excerpt) — Linux software specialist AbsoluteValue Systems Inc. today announced the availability of the latest version of their widely used Linux software package, linux-wlan, for wireless LAN (WLAN), with added support for USB WLAN adapters. USB WLAN adapters are popular with desktop computer users with PCs which do not have a slot for PCMCIA WLAN cards. (more…)

STMicro and ZF Micro partner on crash-proofing SOCs

December 12, 2001

Geneva, Switzerland — (press release excerpt) — STMicroelectronics announced today an agreement with ZF Micro Devices that will allow customers to use ZF Micro's crash-immune Failsafe technology with ST's range of x86-based STPC system-on-chip products. (more…)

Fathammer tunes X-Forge game engine for StrongARM

December 12, 2001

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Fathammer today announced it is optimizing its X-Forge video game engine for the Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor and the Intel XScale microarchitecture, utilizing the Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP). Fathammer's X-Forge supports multiple mobile operating systems, including those from Microsoft and Symbian as well as mobile Linux. (more…)

PocketPC PDAs to surpass PalmOS PDAs in 2005?

December 12, 2001

Buffalo Grove, IL — (press release excerpt) — according a recent market research report by eTForecasts, shipments of PocketPC-based PDAs will surpass that of PalmOS-based PDAs in 2005. (more…)