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Archive for December, 2005

Nokia’s open source director on the 770 Internet Tablet

December 20, 2005

LinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum recently discussed the new 770 Internet tablet with Ari Jaaksi, Nokia's director of open source software operations. (more…)

Article: Executive Interview — Bill Weinberg of the Mobile Linux Initiative

December 20, 2005

ForewordLinuxDevices recently caught up with OSDL spokesperson Bill Weinberg, to discuss the organization's new Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI). Weinberg, who serves as the OSDL's representative to the MLI, filled us in on the initiative's early progress, strategy, and… (more…)

Great Gadget Smack-Down Round 4 — Pre-game Banter

December 20, 2005

Welcome to Round Four of the ultimate showdown between Linux and Windows in the arena of embedded and device computing! After three heated but inconclusive rounds, our combatants are pulling no punches in their all-out quest to dominate the hottest consumer electronics and industrial computing markets. (more…)

Article: Nokia’s open source director on the 770 Internet Tablet

December 20, 2005

ForewordLinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum recently discussed the new 770 Internet tablet with Ari Jaaksi, Nokia's director of open source software operations. (more…)

Great Gadget Smack-Down Round 4 — Backgrounder

December 20, 2005

It's the beginning of Round Four in this knock-down, drag-out battle between Windows and Linux for the hearts and minds of developers building gadgets like smartphones, PDAs, firewalls, and consumer entertainment equipment. (more…)

Great Gadget Smack-Down Round 4 — Smack-Down!

December 20, 2005

This is it, Round Four of the Great Gadget Smack-Down! The table below summarizes specific, finished-product devices in nine categories. Each device is featured at LinuxDevices.com or WindowsForDevices.com, two sister sites that maintain and frequently update Device… (more…)

C reference book covers C99 enhancements

December 19, 2005

O'Reilly is shipping a new reference guide to the C programming language. C in a Nutshell describes the C language and libraries, including C99 enhancements, and covers the process of compiling and testing programs with GNU software tools. (more…)

Rugged SBC vendor bundles 2.6-based “Blue Collar Linux”

December 19, 2005

A vendor of extended temperature-range x86 SBCs (single-board computers) is bundling an embedded Linux 2.6 implementation with its EPIC, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and EBX boards. WinSystems says “Blue Collar Linux” provides a starting point for machine control, instrumentation, COTS/military, machine-to-machine… (more…)

Chinese mini-PCs run Linux, target specialty apps

December 19, 2005

A systems integrator in GuangDong province, China, is shipping an extensive line of Pentium-based miniPCs that run Linux. The SD-Omega MiniPC line comprises 44 variations, include passively cooled and quiet models targeting car PCs and HTPCs (home-theater PCs), car pcs, and DVR models. (more…)

11 from IBM: touchscreens, Cell, Power, AJAX, JSF, AspectJ, Spring…

December 16, 2005

IBM has published the following technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its DeveloperWorks website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . . ! (more…)

New book explains zero configuration networking

December 16, 2005

O'Reilly is shipping a book about technology that makes computer programs and gadgets “just work.” Zero Configuration Networking: the Definitive Guide covers the zeroconf protocol, also called Rendezvous, and later Bonjour, by Apple. (more…)

Linux gains graphical, eclipse-based testing tool

December 16, 2005

Bredex GmbH is shipping a release candidate for a graphical, eclipse-based tool said to simplify the testing of applications written in Java and Swing. The GUIdancer release candidate is available as a 30-day demo for Windows or Unix hosts, and is expected to ship in January, the company says. (more…)

Wind River seminars discuss Linux migration

December 16, 2005

Wind River will host a pair of half-day seminars on migrating device software to Linux this January, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Bethesda, MD. The seminars target engineers, project managers, and systems professionals, and will be led by embedded pundit Bill Weinberg. (more…)

Taiwan’s Quanta selected to build $100 Linux laptop

December 15, 2005

Taiwan's Quanta Computer has been selected to produce $100 Linux laptops developed at MIT, for eventual distribution to children in developing countries. Between five and 15 million units are expected to be provided to children in China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Nigeria, Thailand, and other countries, the Lab said. (more…)

Embedded Linux featured at ESC 2006

December 15, 2005

The largest annual embedded industry tradeshow in the US will feature a technical design seminar on Linux, along with seminars on analog and power, DSP performance, consumer video, and wireless networking. The eighteenth Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) is set for Apr. 2-7, in San Jose, Calif.

ESC 2006's Linux seminar is… (more…)