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Archive for May, 2002

Linux for Playstation comes to UK [BBC News]

May 27, 2002

BBC News reports that the Linux for Playstation kit is now available in the UK . . .

“Sony has started taking UK orders for a kit to turn the Playstation 2 games console into a computer running the Linux operating system . . .” (more…)

Linux kernel gets built-in Bluetooth support [ZDNet]

May 27, 2002

Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK reports that the Linux will soon offer wireless connectivity with the introduction of native Bluetooth support to the latest Linux development kernel. Broersma writes . . . (more…)

Alternative address book for Zaurus Linux PDA

May 27, 2002

An announcement from . . . has released an enhanced alternative addressbook program for the Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA. tkcAddressBook replaces the address book included in the Zaurus. When you install it, the default address book will be moved out of the way (it is moved back when you uninstall). (more…) adds category notification service

May 26, 2002

An announcement from . . . is proud to announce another exciting feature addition to its leading portal site. Over the past few months we have been receiving an increasing amount of email requesting an easy way to keep up-to-date with the latest developments on the Linux scene. (more…)

The Business of Embedded Linux

May 24, 2002

In this opinion column at, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols offers a perspective on the business side of the Embedded Linux Market. Vaughan-Nichols sees 'consolidation' in his crystal ball. Who will win? Who will lose? (more…)

MontaVista Software among Upside’s ‘Hot 100’ [Upside]

May 24, 2002

MontaVista Software has been named to the Upside 2002 'Hot 100' List. Cheryl Huang discusses selection criteria for in this cover story for Upside Magazine . . . (more…)

The Sharp Zaurus — A Lovely Little Computer [O’Reilly]

May 24, 2002

Simson Garfinkel examines the consumer edition of Sharp's Zaurus Linux PDA (the model SL-5500) and is wowed more by the hardware than the software, in this review at O'Reilly. Garfinkel writes . . . (more…)

Breakthrough in Internet video games with IBM Linux-based Grid

May 24, 2002

IBM and, a technology provider to the video game industry, have introduced the first-ever computing Grid — dubbed the “Butterfly Grid” — to support the online video gaming market. Created with rack-mounted IBM eServer xSeries servers, this Grid could enable video game providers to offer gamers the same experience over the Internet as they get now from their XBox, PlayStation or GameCube. (more…)

Interview with PS2 Linux developers [Codingstyle]

May 24, 2002

Codingstyle interviews developers about Linux and the Sony Playstation 2 . . .

“May 22 marks the official release of Sony's PS2 Linux kit in North America and Europe, while Japanese users have been tinkering with their kits for about a year (in beta release; the official release for Japan was last month). (more…)

Article: The Business of Embedded Linux

May 24, 2002

Bigger pie, too many diners?

If Inder Singh, chairman of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) and CEO and Chairman of LynuxWorks, is to be believed, Linux is on the verge of becoming the real… (more…)’s headline feed adds options

May 23, 2002

The news headline feed makes it easy for you to offer Embedded Linux daily news headlines on your personal or corporate website. Everyone is encouraged to carry our headlines, in order to help proliferate awareness of — and use of — Embedded Linux. (Note: Another use of the headline feed is as a 'lightweight' news page for handheld PCs.)

Our headline feeds are offered in three… (more…)

New ten-cubic-inch ‘Mobile Computer Core’ will run Linux

May 23, 2002

Denver, CO — (press release excerpt) — Antelope Technologies Corp. (Denver, CO) has signed a licensing agreement with IBM for 'Meta Pad', a research prototype portable computing device that transforms in seconds into a personal digital assistant (PDA), desktop, laptop, tablet, or wearable computer… (more…)

SNMP application builder now targets Linux

May 23, 2002

West Des Moines, IA — (press release excerpt) — Icon Laboratories, Inc. announced that its SNMP IQ Application Builder version 1.1. Version 1.1 now targets Linux (in addition to VxWorks) and provides a level of operating system independence enabling generated agents to easily target other platforms. (more…)

Red Hat Certification now reimbursable for U.S. veterans

May 23, 2002

Raleigh, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. today announced that eligible veterans nationwide can be reimbursed for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam under the G.I. Bill educational benefits program. Red Hat's Global Learning Services is the market leader for training and certification programs on Linux, open source and related topics, including the industry-standard RHCE courses. (more…)

EarthLink announces grand prize winner of telematics contest

May 23, 2002

Atlanta, GA — (press release excerpt) — EarthLink's Research and Development department today announced the grand prize winner of its open standards-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) device application development contest, held to explore new and future vehicle telematics applications. (more…)

Open-Source Fight Flares At Pentagon [Washington Post]

May 23, 2002

Jonathan Krim of the Washington Post reports on efforts by Microsoft to dissuade open source software use in government agencies and in defense projects . . . (more…)

VDC study finds Red Hat to be #1 Embedded Linux provider

May 22, 2002

In a recently completed report entitled Linux's Future in the Embedded Systems Market, Venture Development Corp. (VDC) studied the size and future growth trends of the worldwide market for Embedded Linux software solutions. VDC has provided with the vendor rankings which resulted from responses to VDC's questions as to which Linux distributions are being used in current embedded… (more…)

Update on Linux compatible Single-Board Computers [ELJonline]

May 22, 2002

Choices in the Linux-friendly Single-Board Computer (SBC) market aren't just growing — they're exploding, as boards add features and power. Rick Lehrbaum, founder of (and cofounder and former CTO of Ampro Computers Inc.), lays out your options in this article at Embedded Linux… (more…)

Linux makes kit for European PS2 []

May 22, 2002

Sony today released a Linux kit for the PlayStation2 in Europe. James Middleton reports at . . . (more…)

Red Hat’s Tiemann: How Linux will Revolutionize the Embedded Market

May 22, 2002

For several years, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann has described Linux and open source software as “disruptive technologies” that were destined to “revolutionize the embedded software market, destroying the old status quo and replacing it with a newer, better status quo”. But what wasn't clear, was what form the “revolution” would take. (more…)