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Archive for April, 2000

Startup announces open source security solution

April 24, 2000

Sunnyvale, CA — Protectix, a Silicon Valley startup focused on open source and Linux based security solutions, has announced ProWall, a dedicated hardware/software security solution based entirely on Linux and other open source software. (more…)

Embedded Linux Consortium unveils new website

April 24, 2000

Santa Rosa, CA -- (press release) — The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) today activated its newly designed Website, at www.embedded-linux.org. The non-profit multi-vendor organization is dedicated to the rapid advancement of Linux in embedded applications. (more…)

Protectix, LynuxWorks develop secure embedded Linux

April 24, 2000

Sunnyvale, CA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Protectix, Inc. and LynuxWorks today announced a joint development agreement for an embedded Linux operating system (OS) specifically for network security. The OS, to be known as Protectix' ApplianceOS will be developed in parallel with LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux to generate a secure embedded operating system for non-real time environments. (more…)

GoAhead unveils High Availability (HA) Linux solution

April 24, 2000

Bellevue, WA –(BUSINESS WIRE) — GoAhead Software, a leading provider of off-the-shelf service availability software for Internet infrastructure devices and servers, and Intel Corporation are collaborating to provide a highly available communications infrastructure platform running on Linux. (more…)

Rogue Wave releases C++ Toolkit for Linux

April 22, 2000

Boulder, CO — (press release) — Rogue Wave Software has announced the release of its comprehensive collection of C++ components for Linux. The C++ Toolkit for Linux enables developers to easily create applications on the Linux platform. (more…)

LinuxPR: Crash-safe file system for embedded devices

April 22, 2000

Lund, Sweden, April 24, 2000 — Axis Communications announced today the first open source code for the Journaled Flash File System (JFFS), which allows Linux devices to store information on Flash-ROM's. This production quality filesystem, developed by Axis, is ideally suited for designing embedded systems without hard drives, such as emerging network and mobile devices, because it provides crash-safe… (more…)

Linux Journal: Getting Small with Linux

April 21, 2000

This series of articles in Linux Journal explains, in an easy to follow, step-by-step manner, several ways to create Linux based systems that fit on one or two floppy diskettes. In Part 1, Marcel Gagné starts out with LOAF (Linux On A Floppy — loaf.ecks.org), a small Linux implementation that fits — as its name implies — on a single floppy. (more…)

OSGi Consortium develops standard for service gateways

April 21, 2000

San Ramon, CA — /PRNewswire/ — The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) today announced that its membership grew by 45 percent in the first quarter of 2000, with 19 companies joining the organization. OSGi is now comprised of 58 leading technology companies working to define and promote open standards for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices. (more…)

Linux Magazine: Distribution Roundup

April 21, 2000

New to Linux? Wondering which Linux distribution is right for you? Linux Magazine has just posted an online article, by William Wong, that compares eight popular “standard” (desktop/server) Linux distributions. The distributions covered are: Caldera, Corel, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE, and TurboLinux. (more…)

Byte: Using RAID With Linux

April 21, 2000

Byte.com has published a well written and highly informative article, by Moshe Bar, about the technologies and implementation methods for setting up and using Redundant Array of Inexpensive/Independent Disks (RAID) under Linux. The article focuses on how to implement a RAID system using SCSI hard disks. (more…)

Bell Labs’ GPLs Linux software that fights security attacks

April 21, 2000

Murray Hill, NJ — (press release) — Bell Labs announced today that it is releasing free Linux software that foils the most common form of computer security attack. Lucent's Libsafe software prevents electronic intruders from overflowing an application program's buffer memory to gain unauthorized access to a computer. (more…)

Motorola and TurboLinux developing embedded Linux for China

April 19, 2000

EE Times.com editor Sunray Liu reports that Motorola and TurboLinux are collaborating on an embedded Linux implementation for supporting the Motorola PowerPC 8240 microprocessor . . . (more…)

ZDNet Acquires LinuxDevices.com

April 19, 2000

San Francisco, CA — ZDNet, which operates the leading Web destination for people who want to buy, use and learn about technology, today announced that it has acquired LinuxDevices.com, “the Embedded Linux Portal.” Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more…)

Introducing the Linux Terminal Server Project

April 18, 2000

[NOTE: At the Linux Terminal Server Project website, you can find out how to create a Linux based diskless workstation that boots from a network server. Applications include both thin clients and embedded systems. (more…)

Lineo and Cosource.com announce open-source project success

April 18, 2000

Lindon, Utah — (press release) — Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, and Cosource.com, the cooperative market for open source, today announced the successful completion of their first joint open source project. Lineo utilized Cosource.com's reverse-auction market to select a Linux developer to integrate the htDig search engine with Kdevelop, a leading open source… (more…)