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Archive for April, 2006

Handheld Linux software index launches

April 28, 2006

A new index of Linux software for mobile devices has launched. The Handheld Linux Software Index was created for the community and is hosted by Handheld-Linux.com, an online store specializing in small, handheld Linux devices. (more…)

World’s smallest networked Linux computer?

April 28, 2006

[Updated May 12] — Intec Automation is shipping a tiny ColdFire-powered CPU module claimed to be the smallest Linux SBC (single-board computer) with Internet connectivity, a reasonable amount of memory, and “massive control functionality.” The WildFireMod measures 1.9 x 1.7 inches (49 x 44mm), and targets… (more…)

Awesome multimedia technology heads for KDE

April 27, 2006

Phonon, an advanced multimedia architecture due in KDE 4.0, will be demonstrated at LinuxTag, May 3-6, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The Phonon architecture supports NMM (network-integrated multimedia middleware), enabling such capabilities as delivering synchronized audio and video presentations across… (more…)

Non-phone handheld market free-fall persists

April 27, 2006

The worldwide market for handheld devices without cellphone capabilities continued its contraction in the first quarter of 2006, posting its ninth consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline, IDC reports. Worldwide shipments for Q1-06 totaled 1.5 million units, down 22.3 percent from the same quarter a year ago, the analyst firm said. (more…)

Linux helps stage musicians get the right mix

April 27, 2006

Glyph Technologies used Linux and key open source audio software packages to build a personal monitoring system aimed at letting musicians create their own monitor mixes from local and networked audio sources. (more…)

Book helps Linux geeks help themselves, others

April 27, 2006

Are you the geek people turn to for Linux help? O'Reilly's newest book, Linux Annoyances for Geeks, contains 500 pages of tips, advice, and techniques that promise to help yourself and others get “the most flexible system in the world just the way you want it.” (more…)

Device Profile: Glyph/MGI GPM-216 personal monitor

April 27, 2006

Glyph Technologies used Linux and key open source audio software packages to build a personal monitoring system aimed at letting musicians create their own monitor mixes from local and networked audio sources. (more…)

First 802.11n draft-compliant reference designs run Linux

April 26, 2006

Broadcom is shipping the first wireless access point and add-in card reference designs compliant with the 802.11n draft specification, it claims. The Intensi-fi designs use Broadcom's Intensi-fi chipset, and include miniPCI, Cardbus, and PCI Express cards, as well as a MIPS-Linux based access point… (more…)

Open source embeddable database ships release candidate

April 26, 2006

A project maintaining a lightweight, embeddable database is shipping the first release candidate for its second major version. Firebird 2.0rc1 features derived tables, support for “execute block,” increased table sizes, better index code, and numerous other improvements. (more…)

Low-cost, multi-user desktop PC upgrade goes Linux

April 26, 2006

NComputing is shipping a multi-user Linux PC expansion kit targeting the global education market. The company's Xtenda X300 expansion kit allows a single Linux PC to support up to six additional users, at a cost of around $83 per added user (plus monitor, keyboard, and mouse). (more…)

Free, from-scratch embedded Linux distro resurfaces

April 26, 2006

An embedded Linux distribution aimed at helping users learn Linux by creating bootable Linux images “virtually from scratch” has achieved a new release following several years of relative obscurity. Eagle Linux 2.3 is currently distributed as a concise, 26-page PDF documenting the creation of a minimalist, network-ready Linux image for bootable CDs, floppies, or flash drives. (more…)

Dual-licensed object database conference launches

April 25, 2006

Db4Ojbects will hold a conference for developers and users of its dual-licensed object database, which targets applications for mobile and industrial devices. The first global db4o user conference (dUC) will feature talks from key Java/.Net and Java/Linux leaders, and is set for July 10 and 11, in London, U.K. (more…)

Plugfest tests, showcases CE-ATA compatibility

April 25, 2006

Arasan Chip Systems says it will bring its CE-ATA products to the industry's first CE-ATA Plugfest in Milpitas, CA this week. The CE-ATA (consumer electronics AT-attachment) standard addresses the interface requirements of tiny drives used in consumer devices such as media players, GPSes, and mobile phones. (more…)

PVR stack, Gentoo Linux convert PC to PVR

April 25, 2006

SageTV is distributing its personal video recording (PVR) software on a Gentoo Linux installation CD. The company previously sold a Windows-based version of its Media Center software, while offering its Linux version only to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). (more…)

LinkSys ships Linux-based 802.11n WAP

April 25, 2006

LinkSys is shipping a Linux-powered wireless access point (WAP) claimed to offer four times the range and 12 times the speed of WAPs based on 802.11a/b/g standards. The WRT300N is based on a draft 802.11n specification, and is the first in a forthcoming “Wireless-N” line, the company says. (more…)

Thank you, Mr. McNealy

April 25, 2006

Sun co-founder Scott McNealy's tenure as CEO came to an end this week, amidst a chorus of reaction. In this opinion piece, veteran Unix journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols acknowledges McNealy's formative contributions to the computer industry, Internet, and open source as we know it. (more…)

Guest Opinion: Thank you, Mr. McNealy

April 25, 2006

Foreword: Sun co-founder Scott McNealy's tenure as CEO came to an end this week, amidst a chorus of reaction. In this opinion piece, veteran Unix journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols acknowledges McNealy's formative contributions to the… (more…)

Line cards target Linux-based storage appliances

April 24, 2006

Chipmaker Cavium Networks is shipping a family of PCI-X cards aimed at increasing throughput of network and storage appliances based on commodity x86-based designs. The Octeon XL Accelerator cards feature multi-core MIPS64-based processors, throughputs between 500Mbps and 6Gbps, and are supported by a MontaVista Linux… (more…)

Free seminars target U.S. Navy Open Architecture apps

April 24, 2006

A free, half-day seminar on the U.S. Navy Open Archtecture (OA) will be offered at seven Eastern U.S. cities, in May and June. The seminar will include presentations from LynuxWorks, Arrow Electronics, Motorola, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), along with discussion of how OA can fulfill military demands, the companies say. (more…)

Embedded Linux book hits rev. 2

April 24, 2006

Elsevier Science has updated its embedded Linux text. The second edition of Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications includes revisions to reflect the 2.6-series kernel, along with 100 pages of new material, including chapters on uCLinux and the Eclipse IDE. (more…)