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Archive for March, 2002

ZDNet’s ‘Handheld SuperCenter’ adds Linux PDA coverage

March 29, 2002

Marking a first for a Linux-powered PDA, Sharp's Zaurus SL-5500 Linux PDA has been listed at ZDNet's Handheld Supercenter . . . (more…)

‘Natural’ handwriting recognition technology targets mobile devices

March 29, 2002

Parascript's Pen&Internet division (Sunnyvale, CA) today announced immediate availability of a next generation handwriting recognition technology which accurately recognizes unrestricted English handwriting in any style. Users of riteScript need not learn artificial alphabets, change writing habits, write on a restrictive baseline, or teach riteScript the nuances of their personal handwriting. (more…)

Embedded Linux in China

March 29, 2002

This article by China MobileSoft cofounders John Ostrem and Jiping Wang provides a perspective on the rapidly emerging market for Embedded Linux in China, including a general summary of trends, markets, and a brief survey of the significant Chinese Embedded Linux providers. Ostrem and Wang write . . . (more…)

China MobileSoft: Embedded Linux in China

March 29, 2002

Everybody seems to be interested in China these days. It represents a rapidly growing, potentially huge market for technology products of all kinds. Our company, China MobileSoft, has been doing business in China in the embedded arena for several years, and we would like to share our view of the opportunities. (more…)

An interview with FSMLabs president, Victor Yodaiken

March 28, 2002

LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum chats with Victor Yodaiken, the creator of RTLinux and President of FSMLabs, a software development company headquartered in New Mexico. Yodaiken has been working on operating systems in both industry and academia since the early 1980s when he was one of the developers of one of the first commercial distributed fault tolerant UNIX systems. (more…)

Calling all GNOME developers, enthusiasts

March 28, 2002

Boston, MA — (press release excerpt) — The third annual GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC), will bring developers, GNOME Foundation leaders and individual, business and government GNOME users to Seville, Spain next month. The conference is a unique forum for highlighting the capabilities of GNOME, the user environment for desktops, networked servers and portable Internet devices. (more…)

Eric Raymond: Microsoft could have killed Linux [ZDNet]

March 28, 2002

In this article at ZDNet UK, Matthew Broersma interviews Open Source guru Eric Raymond about the challenge to Linux from Microsoft and how increased corporate backing of the upstart OS has significantly reduced the Microsoft threat. Broersma writes . . . (more…)

New Bluetooth developer kit supports Embedded Linux

March 28, 2002

San Francisco; JavaOne — (press release excerpt) — Rococo Software announces an Early Adopter Program for Impronto Developer Kit, the world's first standards-based Java tool for developing Bluetooth applications. (more…)

Espial Debuts J2ME Personal Basis Profile for TV

March 28, 2002

San Francisco, CA; JavaOne — (press release excerpt) — Espial today demonstrated its Personal Basis Profile version of Espial Suite for TV at Sun's JavaOne Developer Conference. The Personal Basis Profile is the successor to the PersonalJava application environment. It provides support for Internet applets in consumer devices and serves as the migration path for applications based on PersonalJava… (more…)

Jungo adds support for ARM7/Linux based RG/SOHO gateways

March 28, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt)– Jungo Software Technologies today announced the availability of OpenRG support for the ARM7TDMI microprocessor core. Jungo provides a comprehensive, feature-rich software platform that incorporates advanced system management functions to simplify the installation, management and network configuration functions associated with gateway products. (more…)

Linux-based POS systems increased 80% in 2001

March 28, 2002

Miami, FL — (press release excerpt) — The population of retail point of sale (POS) terminals running Linux in North America increased 80% in 2001 over 2000, according to a new study released today from IHL Consulting Group. However, shipments of the popular open-source operating system [into the POS market] actually decreased from 2000. (more…)

Article: An interview with FSMLabs president, Victor Yodaiken

March 28, 2002

LinuxDevices.com founder and executive editor Rick Lehrbaum chats with Victor Yodaiken, the creator of RTLinux and President of FSMLabs, a software development company headquartered in New Mexico. Yodaiken has been working on operating systems in both industry and academia since the early 1980s when he was one of the developers of one of the first commercial distributed fault tolerant UNIX systems. (more…)

Microsoft makes a college try [CNET]

March 27, 2002

CNET's Tiffany Kary reports on Microsoft's announcement that they plan to open certain .NET source code to future developers. Kary writes . . . (more…)

MS Office arrives on the Linux desktop [DesktopLinux.com]

March 27, 2002

LinuxDevices.com founder and executive editor Rick Lehrbaum reviews CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product, which automates the process of installing and running Windows software on Linux systems, using a simple point-and-click process. In an article at DesktopLinux.com, Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

Telco equipment provider uses MontaVista Linux HA framework

March 27, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. announced that Cirpack is currently providing telecom operators with robust voice infrastructure solutions developed using MontaVista's High Availability (HA) Framework. (more…)

Sun’s McNealy: Help secure Java’s future [ZDNet]

March 26, 2002

News.com's Stephen Shankland reports on Sun CEO Scott McNealy's keynote at JavaOne, in this article at ZDNet. Shankland writes . . . (more…)

MontaVista Linux gains Java-enabled support for wireless apps

March 26, 2002

San Francisco –(press release excerpt)– MontaVista Software Inc. and Zentek Technology Japan Inc. today announced they would join forces to provide embedded developers with innovative solutions targeting applications in the wireless devices market. (more…)

IBM to target $4.5B telecom industry with hardened Linux servers

March 26, 2002

[Updated March 26, 2002, 2:30 pm] IBM is once again going after Sun Microsystems' customer base, and this time it is to take a bigger chunk of the $4.5 billion telecommunications space, from which Sun receives 17 percent of its total revenue. (more…)

Yodaiken clarifies the Open RTLinux Patent License

March 26, 2002

This guest editorial at LinuxDevices.com by Victor Yodaiken, holder of a key software patent which covers portions of the RTLinux real-time extension to Linux, comments on the article at LinuxDevices.com entitled “RTAI goes (partly) GPL”. Yodaiken writes . . . (more…)

QuickTime coming to PDAs [ZDNet]

March 26, 2002

Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK reports on Apple Quicktime's upcoming debut on the Linux-based Sharp Zaurus. Broersma writes . . . (more…)