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Archive for January, 2001

The state of Linux (an eWEEK editorial)

January 29, 2001

eWEEK has used the occasion of the start of LinuxWorld Expo in New York to publish a “state of the OS” editorial about Linux. Here are a few short excerpts . . . (more…)

New intelligent “Internet Service Appliance” has Linux inside

January 29, 2001

Filanet Corporation has announced its latest Internet Service Appliance, the InterJak 200. The device is basically a compact, integrated, and cost-effective system (with Linux inside) that makes it easy for small and remote offices to share Internet access, files and printers, and LAN/WAN network services. (more…)

Red Hat invests in chip maker and launches real time processing initiative

January 29, 2001

Fremont, CA — (press release excerpt) — Cradle Technologies, Inc. today announced strategic investments from CIBC Capital Partners, Charter Ventures, Mingly Ventures, Ltd, Red Hat, Inc., Signal Lake Ventures II LLP, and Smart Technology Ventures. The current round of $20 million brings the total invested in Cradle to date to $34 million. (more…)

New hand-held Linux solution for China

January 29, 2001

Beijing, China — (press release) — Coventive Technologies today unveiled plans to provide an embedded Linux software solution for hand-held PCs to Legend Computers, a major IT company and PC manufacturer in China. The solution is based on a Chinese embedded Linux OS developed by Coventive, called “XTinux 1.0”, which is optimized for information appliance products requiring a very small software… (more…)

New Linux-based home TV-and-Web appliance

January 29, 2001

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Coventive Technologies and AXIS Corporation (Yokohama, Japan) today announced plans to preview a new Linux-based home TV-and-Web appliance at this week's LinuxWorld Expo/New York City. The new appliance, dubbed “canD,” is part of the first wave of commercial consumer technology products based on the open source Linux software operating system. (more…)

Installing the Qt Palmtop Environment on the iPAQ

January 29, 2001

This article is Part 4 of the exciting new LinuxDevices.com series by Jerry Epplin that explores the history, status, alternative architectures, and future developments of Linux on PDAs and handheld devices. In this installment, Jerry explains how to download, install, configure, and test Trolltech's Qt Palmtop Environment (QPE), and gives his impressions of what it's like to develop handheld apps using… (more…)

A developer’s perspective on the GPLing of Qt

January 29, 2001

This guest editorial by Jerry Epplin reviews and discusses the history of Trolltech's open source licensing of Qt, Qt/Embedded, and the Qt Palmtop Environment (QPE), and draws an interesting comparison with customary practices in “free market” economies. Epplin writes . . . (more…)

Article: A developer’s perspective on the GPLing of Qt

January 28, 2001

Morphing from “black sheep” to “GPL good citizen”

Most Linux users are aware of Qt, the GUI framework on which the KDE desktop environment is based. In the Linux desktop application development world, Qt competes with Gtk+, which forms the basis for the Gnome desktop environment. (more…)

LinkUp announces power-saving integrated system-on-chip

January 28, 2001

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — LinkUp Systems Corporation today announced its L7210 system-on-chip (SoC) solution, a low-power, high-performance processor for smart cellular phones, wireless Internet terminals, PDAs, music players, and Internet appliances. The L7210 includes an ARM720T processor with sophisticated power management, Bluetooth interface compatibility, Universal Serial Bus… (more…)

BusyBox 0.49 released

January 28, 2001

Noted on the BusyBox website . . .

Several new applets, lots of bug fixes, cleanups, and many smaller things made nicer. Several cleanups and improvements to the shell. For a list of the most interesting changes you might want to look at the changelog. (more…)

Article: Installing the Qt Palmtop Environment on the iPAQ

January 27, 2001

Foreword: This article is the fourth in a LinuxDevices.com series on Exploring Linux PDA Software Alternatives by Jerry Epplin that explores the history, status, alternative architectures, and future developments of Linux on PDAs and handheld devices. (more…)

ADS cranks down the power on StrongARM

January 26, 2001

[Note: in response to this story, Compaq sent LinuxDevices.com a letter to the editor summarizing the history and accomplishments of Compaq's sleep mode support for the StrongARM processor.] (more…)

Article: The little Linux chip that could

January 26, 2001

One year ago, Palo Alto, CA based “ZF Microsystems” changed its name to “ZF Linux Devices” and began promoting an interesting new system-on-chip processor called the “MachZ” as a Linux-oriented silicon device. Why did ZF decide to focus itself on Linux — to the point of a change in corporate name? (more…)

The little Linux chip that could

January 26, 2001

LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum recently visited ZF Linux Devices and spoke with CEO David Feldman about the MachZ system-on-chip. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

Microwindows releases major enhancements for PDAs and WebPADs

January 25, 2001

Here's the latest news on Microwindows, from Greg Haerr at Microwindows.org . . . (more…)