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Archive for June, 2000

LinuxDevices.com launches Embedded Linux newsletter

June 30, 2000

Dear members of the Embedded Linux community: On July 6, LinuxDevices.com will launch a free Embedded Linux Weekly Newsletter. An online version of the June 30, 2000 newsletter is located here. (more…)

Electronic Design: What is the Real Cost of Embedded Linux?

June 30, 2000

William Wong, writing for Electronic Design, examines some of the reasons for the growing popularity of Linux among embedded system developers, and compares the costs and benefits of using embedded Linux to those of traditional embedded OS/RTOS solutions. Wong isn't convinced (yet) that embedded Linux is the most cost effective (or best) solution — but his brief article is long on “FUD” and short on… (more…)

Korea Herald: Firm applies Linux to mobile phones

June 30, 2000

The Korea Herald reports that PalmPalm Technology is developing embedded Linux software for smart phones, enabling users to change the on-screen functions and features. The Herald writes . . . (more…)

Transmeta and Linux to run the future home

June 29, 2000

ZDNet UK's Will Knight reports on recent comments by Gateway executives, concerning the collaboration between Gateway and AOL to produce a family of Crusoe-based home networked appliances. Knight writes . . . (more…)

Intel ignores Windows with iMac-like Dot.Station

June 29, 2000

Brad Gibson, editor at ZDNet UK, has written an article about the newly announced Intel Dot.Station. The device features an iMac-like desktop and uses Red Hat Linux — rather than Windows — as its software platform. Gibson writes . . . (more…)

LinuxWorld: Small is Big (at ELEC)

June 29, 2000

Wish you could have attended the world's first Embedded Linux Expo and Conference? No problem, because LinuxWorld editor Eileen Cohen was there and has artfully captured the spirit of the day in a highly readable and informative article. Cohen writes . . . (more…)

New intelligent PCI-bus modem supports Linux

June 29, 2000

Zoom Telephonics announced Linux support for its latest intelligent PCI-bus 56K modem, the Model 2920. The device is targeted at applications requiring maximum processing power, plus easy system integration. A built-in coprocessor and DSP control commands and data compression, relieving the host processor from that overhead. (more…)

Spyglass ports Device Mosaic 4.0 to Linux, for TiVo

June 29, 2000

Spyglass Inc. has announced the licensing of Spyglass Device Mosaic 4.0 for use within TiVo's next-generation “Personal TV” software platform and service. As part of the arrangement, Spyglass will port Device Mosaic 4.0 to Linux and will assist in integrating the technology with TiVo's Linux-based products. (more…)

MiniGUI project founder joins Bluepoint Linux R and D Center

June 29, 2000

Bluepoint Linux Software Corp. has announced that Mr. Yongming Wei, the founder of the MiniGUI free software project, has joined the Bluepoint Beijing Research and Development Center as its technology director. The center, which is located in the HaiDian District, China's “Silicon Valley,” will specialize in embedded Linux application development, marketing, and customer training. (more…)

Upside: Lineo, LynuxWorks face off in embedded market

June 29, 2000

Sam Williams, writing at Upside, reviews the recent frenzy of announcements from two prominent players in the embedded Linux market — Lineo and LynuxWorks. Williams speculates that much of the action is pre-IPO brand promotion . . . (more…)

Compact ARM7TDMI based networked SBC embeds Linux

June 29, 2000

AsiaBizTech magazine reports that ISA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, JAPAN) has announced a small single-board computer (SBC) for use in embedded applications, measuring instruments, power appliances, and inspection devices. The SBC-8023 SBC, which features Embedded Linux as its standard operating system, measures 90 x 60 x 20 mm (see… (more…)

Lineo High Availability Group Formed in Paris, France

June 29, 2000

Lineo, Inc. has announced the beta for the Lineo high availability clustering solution and the formation of the Lineo High Availability Group in Paris, FRANCE. The new group, led by general manager Hugo Delchini, is chartered to provide solutions for CompactPCI systems and high-end servers, including Internet servers, back-end database servers, telephone switches, high-end routers and network storage… (more…)

Trustix secure linux 1.1

June 29, 2000

Trustix Secure Linux is a Linux distribution aimed towards the server market. Its packages are carefully selected to provide the services in the most secure manner. Version 1.1 is primarily a maintainence release, but some new features like database support and improved mail filtering have been added. (more…)

MontaVista mounts rescue mission for pSOS users

June 29, 2000

MontaVista, Inc. has announced a pSOS-to-Linux rescue mission, in the form of a transition kit that facilitates the porting of pSOS applications to Linux. The effort follows the recent announcement by embedded RTOS leader Wind River of a plan to transition its pSOS customers to VxWorks and phase out pSOS support. (more…)

“Instant Internet appliance” board-set

June 29, 2000

Yamnet Technology (Taiwan) has introduced an “instant Internet appliance” in the form of a PC plugin card board-set and a CD-ROM that contains pre-defined Linux configurations for a variety of network/Internet device applications. Yamnet will market the board-set and associated support services to OEMs and integrators of network and Internet appliances. (more…)