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Archive for December, 2000

Birth of a new Embedded Linux company

December 22, 2000

Tuxia (Augsburg, Germany) today formally launched itself into the dynamic Embedded Linux market. The company intends to address what it terms “the rapidly expanding embedded Linux market,” with an emphasis on developing and marketing Linux-based software solutions for Internet appliances. (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top device stories of 2006

December 21, 2000

JANUARY


NOKIA'S OPEN SOURCE DIRECTOR ON THE 770 INTERNET TABLET
LinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum recently discussed the new 770 Internet tablet with Ari Jaaksi, Nokia's director of open source software operations. (more…)

Guest column: Comparing two approaches to real-time Linux

December 21, 2000

In recent years, two alternative approaches to providing real-time services within Linux systems have surfaced. In this paper, I will define these two systems and discuss some of the main advantages and disadvantages of each. (more…)

Comparing two approaches to real-time Linux

December 21, 2000

In this guest column, Lineo's CTO (Tim Bird) compares two alternative methods of providing real-time services within Linux — the RTLinux/RTAI “Interrupt Abstraction” approach, and the approach of “Preemption Improvement” by modifying the Linux kernel. Bird defines these two systems, discusses some of the main advantages and disadvantages of each, and makes a case for which approach is best suited to… (more…)

PocketLinux taps Jabber to bring XML messaging to devices

December 21, 2000

Jabber.com today announced that Transvirtual Technologies has integrated Jabber's instant messaging technology into Transvirtual's PocketLinux mobile device operating environment. PocketLinux is an open source application development environment for mobile computing devices. PocketLinux currently runs on a variety of PDAs, cellular phones, and set-top boxes. (more…)

Embedded Linux architecture for tiny devices is unveiled

December 21, 2000

Pascal Bauermeister, software development manager for Smartdata (Lausanne, Switzerland), sent LinuxDevices.com this announcement of PocketBee, a small footprint Embedded Linux operating system being developed for use on the company's new credit-card sized “Chipslice” portable/mobile/wearable computer (see story). (more…)

EL/IX finds a home on NetSilicon SoCs

December 21, 2000

Ever since Cygnus proposed EL/IX in the Fall of 1999, few companies — other than Red Hat, which acquired Cygnus late last year — have committed to supporting the would-be embedded OS standard. Many Embedded Linux companies have privately speculated that Red Hat's primary motivation for promoting (more…)

Embedded Linux becomes established in Malaysia

December 21, 2000

Coventive Technologies (Taiwan) has announced the formation of Malaysia's first Embedded Linux software company. The new enterprise, called “CSA Coventive MSC,” resulted from a joint venture between CSA Malaysia (a subsidiary of the US company, Computer Sciences Corporation) and X-Channel Ltd (a subsidiary of Coventive). (more…)

LWN publishes the 2000 Linux Timeline

December 21, 2000

Continuing its popular tradition of summarizing what has happened in the world of Linux over the past year, Linux Weekly News has published the LWN 2000 Linux Timeline. See the whole year of Linux — in all its many dimensions — on one interesting and informative page! (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top industry standards stories of 2006

December 20, 2000

JANUARY


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: BILL WEINBERG OF THE MOBILE LINUX INITIATIVE
LinuxDevices.com recently caught up with OSDL spokesperson Bill Weinberg, to discuss the organization's new Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI). (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top business stories of 2006

December 20, 2000

JANUARY


MONTAVISTA STARTS NEW YEAR WITH CHANGES AT THE TOP
The first company to focus on embedded Linux as its primary business has begun the process of replacing its CEO, a boardmember has confirmed. MontaVista founder and president James Ready is expected to serve as CTO once a replacement CEO has been installed, according to… (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top hardware and software news of 2006

December 20, 2000

JANUARY


TROLLTECH RENAMES, UPDATES, EXPANDS QT/EMBEDDED
Trolltech has updated and renamed its graphics toolkit and development kit for embedded Linux devices. “Qtopia Core” is based on a Linux port of the company's Qt 4.0 development framework, and replaces its earlier Qt/Embedded product. (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top technology stories of 2006

December 20, 2000

JANUARY


THE UNINTENDED SIDE EFFECTS OF BUILT-IN DRM
Building DRM into chips, hard drives, and OSes is dumb, because of unintended consequences to normal computer operation, says Victor Yodaiken in this guest editorial. (more…)

LinuxDevices year-end review: BR Top market research reports of 2006

December 20, 2000

JANUARY


TWO BILLION UNIT DEVICE MARKET TILTS TOWARD OFF-THE-SHELF SOFTWARE
More than two billion embedded devices shipped in 2004, according to VDC, or about one device for every three people on the planet. VDC expects device shipments to achieve double-digit growth through 2007, with off-the-shelf operating systems and development… (more…)

Update on Indrema’s Linux-based set-top game console

December 20, 2000

Indrema has provided the following status update and clarification concerning issues of game development and licensing, development tools, plans for games, and expected availability of the Indrema Entertainment System itself (i.e., the game console). This message initially appeared as a posting on the LinuxDevices.com discussion forum, which you can access (more…)