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Archive for 2002

IBM releases IP Security Validator for Linux

December 19, 2002

IBM has released IP Security Validator, which enables independent evaluation of VPN configurations and quick/autonomous reaction to problems. An offline mode even allows the offline evaluation of traffic that was captured into a file with other tools such as tcpdump or pcapture. This way, traffic collected from non-Linux network nodes can be evaluated on a Linux machine. (more…)

SPECIAL REPORT: Matsushita, Sony developing Linux-based consumer device OS

December 18, 2002

[Updated 10:45 pm PST] In what may well represent one of the most significant milestones of the rapidly emerging Embedded Linux market, Matsushita and Sony today jointly announced that the two companies are collaborating to create an embedded Linux operating system for consumer devices. (more…)

Matsushita, Sony to collaborate on development of Linux platform for digital home electronic devices

December 18, 2002

Japan — (press release excerpt) — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) and Sony Corporation today announced their agreement to work in partnership on the development of an enhanced Linux platform for digital home electronic devices. The companies will aim to apply the fruits of their collaboration to their AV (audio visual) products and to make the source code available to the public for… (more…)

Article: Embedded Linux in academia — the problem and potential solutions

December 18, 2002

This article addresses a perceived need that has arisen with the rather sudden proliferation of embedded systems that deploy full fledged operating systems, such as Linux. The intent is to initiate a discussion in hopes of eventually meeting the perceived need. The hope is that this is really an opportunity for the embedded Linux community. (more…)

Press coverage of Metrowerks acquisition of Lineo (aka Embedix)

December 17, 2002

ZDNet, EE Times, and others offer their perspectives on the acquisition of Lineo (Embedix) by Motorola's Metrowerks software tools subsidiary. (more…)

.NET Jabber SDK supports Mono and Linux

December 17, 2002

Sacramento, CA — (press release excerpt) — Winfessor has released the .NET Jabber SDK for Mono. the new SDK now lets .NET developers build cross platform instant messaging applications XMPP compliance that target Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows CE, and Windows Pocket PC 2002, and supports multiple character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Italian. (more…)

SPECIAL REPORT: Motorola/Metrowerks acquires embedded Linux pioneer Lineo

December 17, 2002

It's official: Following weeks of speculation, Motorola's Metrowerks embedded tools subsidiary today formally announced that they are acquiring the key assets of Embedix Inc. (more…)

Toshiba invests in MontaVista

December 17, 2002

Sunnyvale and San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software has received an equity investment from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a subsidiary of the global electronics firm, Toshiba Corp. TAEC joins a list of high-profile corporate investors, including IBM, Intel, Sony, Yamaha, and Panasonic who have invested in MontaVista Software this year. (more…)

An introduction to the MeshBox — a Linux-powered wireless mesh repeater

December 16, 2002

LocustWorld recently announced a hardware/software implementation of an open access point platform capable of meeting the needs of community networks. The system is available for purchase as a ready-to-go system (the “MeshBox”), or the software can be freely downloaded from LocustWorld's website. (more…)

GNU Bayonne adds embedded SQL for telephony

December 16, 2002

Bayonne, NJ — (press release excerpt) — The latest development version of GNU Bayonne (1.1.3), released today, now offers direct and easy to use support for SQL driven database connectivity in telephony voice response applications. (more…)

Altera’s tiniest reconfigurable processor gains embedded Linux support

December 16, 2002

San Jose and Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Altera Corp. and MontaVista Software Inc. today announced that the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition now supports Altera's Excalibur EPXA1 Development Kit. (more…)

AMD attacks device market with Alchemy processor development boards

December 16, 2002

Austin, TX — AMD today announced three new development board kits for its low power Alchemy Solutions processor family. The DBAu1000, DBAu1500, and DBAu1100 development board kits are integrated hardware/software systems that leverage the high performance, low power AMD Alchemy Solutions processors. (more…)

Multiplatform instant messaging apps to be built on Mono foundation

December 16, 2002

New York — (press release excerpt) — Tipic Inc. announced plans to use Mono to build a multi-platform server that works on Linux and UNIX as well as on Microsoft Windows servers. (more…)

Embedded Linux supports new PowerPC-FPGA development platform

December 16, 2002

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — a board support package (BSP) for MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is now available for the new Xilinx Virtex-II Pro ML300 development platform, enabling developers of embedded Linux based products to target a completely programmable, re-programmable, and field-upgradable system platform. (more…)

Article: An introduction to the MeshBox — a Linux-powered wireless mesh repeater

December 16, 2002

Foreword: LocustWorld recently announced a hardware/software implementation of an open access point platform capable of meeting the needs of community networks. The system is available for purchase as a ready-to-go system (the “MeshBox”), or the software can be freely downloaded from LocustWorld's website. (more…)