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Archive for November, 2000

Universal Dynamic Trace for Linux

November 27, 2000

An announcement from the Linux Trace Toolkit project . . .

It is now possible to dynamically insert trace points using IBM's DProbes and then view the traces with LTT. You can now use IBM's DProbes with Opersys' Linux Trace Toolkit to provide a universal (dynamic) tracing capability for Linux. (more…)

Linux fiesta in the Lone Star State

November 27, 2000

Mary Jo Foley, of ZDNet News, reports that three hundred IBM employees from around the globe gather in Texas this week to celebrate all things open source. Foley writes . . . (more…)

RidgeRun GPLs portable Linux Bluetooth stack

November 22, 2000

Boise, ID — (press release excerpt) — RidgeRun, Inc. today announced that they have successfully developed a portable Bluetooth Stack for Linux. The company has extended the Axis Bluetooth stack for Linux to the ARM and MIPS platforms. RidgeRun needed to develop Bluetooth support for its DSPLinux product, so the company decided to modify the Axis Bluetooth stack to be portable and give the result back… (more…)

Linux Journal announces “Editors’ Choice Awards”

November 22, 2000

Seattle, WA — (press release) — Linux Journal has announced the winners of the 2000 Editors' Choice Awards. The awards, designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments within the Linux community, were announced along with the Penguin Playoff Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday, November 14th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Best Server Appliance:
    Cobalt Networks, Inc. (more…)

Hard Hat Linux nabs Penguin Playoff Award

November 22, 2000

MontaVista Software's Hard Hat Linux received the award for “Best Embedded Solution” in the Penguin Playoff Awards sponsored by Linux Journal and Linux Business Expo. Hard Hat Linux was selected from a field of more than 60 entrants at the Linux Business Expo in Las Vegas. (more…)

Article: Interview with the CEO of Esfia, an Embedded Linux startup

November 21, 2000

A brand new embedded Linux software company recently joined the growing number of Asian companies that are embedding Linux within consumer Internet and information appliances. During the week of Comdex Fall 2000, Taiwan-based Esfia unleashed a volley of product and technology announcements and launched its new website ((more…)

Interview with the CEO of Esfia, an Embedded Linux startup

November 21, 2000

A brand new embedded Linux software company recently joined the growing number of Asian companies that are embedding Linux within consumer Internet and information appliances. During the week of Comdex Fall 2000, Taiwan-based Esfia unleashed a volley of product and technology announcements and launched its new website ((more…)

Linux company targets $800M kiosk market

November 21, 2000

Dayton, OH — (press release excerpt) — TeamLinux has announced a strategic partnership with Bruewer Woodwork Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of kiosk cabinetry, aimed at establishing TeamLinux as “a leader in the growing $800 million worldwide kiosk market,” said Dan Maher, TeamLinux CEO. (more…)

Key-sized Flash drive plugs directly into USB connector

November 21, 2000

Milpitas, CA — (press release excerpt) — ei Corporation has announced the “Q” drive, a tiny USB device that makes data storage both mobile and wearable. Approximately the size of a key, the tiny Flash memory drive is initially being offered with support software for Windows, but Linux support will follow shortly. (more…)

Free beta CD player/burner software for Linux

November 21, 2000

Hey, here's one from the “just for fun” department . . .

San Diego, CA — (press release excerpt) — MusicMatch today announced availability of a free beta version of its music juke box program for Linux. “MusicMatch Jukebox” allows music files to be played, recorded, organized, and discovered on Linux systems. (more…)

TimeSys establishes presence in Japan

November 20, 2000

TimeSys Corporation, a supplier of Embedded Linux software for real-time system applications, today announced the launch of its Japan-based sales and support office, TimeSys Japan, K.K. Located in suburban Tokyo, in the college-town Kichijoji, the new TimeSys facility will target Japan's rich automotive, consumer electronic, telecommunications, and aerospace industries. (more…)

9th RTL Workshop: XtratuM for PowerPC

November 20, 2000

Xtratum is a nanokernel designed for providing domain support to execute concurrently several operating systems on a single computer. These domains are in the same hardware but running temporally and spatially isolated. As a very thin virtualization layer virtualizing the essential resources (interrupt, timer, memory, and CPU), XtratuM is suitable for embedded real-time systems, and at least one of those… (more…)

9th RTL Workshop: Bounding Disk I/O Response Time for Real-Time Systems

November 20, 2000

Real-time I/O scheduling, specifically disk scheduling, has frequently received far less attention than other aspects of real-time theory. Nevertheless, several proposals have addressed this area meaning to merge the real-time CPU scheduling along with traditional I/O scheduling to provide real-time disk response. (more…)

9th RTL Workshop: Real-time CORBA performance on Linux-RT PREEMPT

November 20, 2000

Automation technology lacks an established platform independent, high-level, object oriented real-time capable communication standard, which is based on standard Ethernet hardware and drivers. ACE/TAO is an Open Source implementation of the OMG Real-Time CORBA Specification and might fill this gap. (more…)

9th RTL Workshop: Linux as a handheld OS in Lenovo

November 20, 2000

In the near future, smartphones will become good enough for most PC users' usual purposes and any device can be connected to Internet. Finally PC and smartphone will converge as the next generation handheld device, which will be always best connected. Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux, RIM, MacOS are the top 5 OSes, which compete in this fast-growing market segment. (more…)