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Archive for July, 2001

Microsoft, Red Hat argue open source

July 26, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet News . . .

Editor's note: the full debate is available as a RealPlayer audio/video telecast online. (more…)

Whitepaper: Embedding Linux

July 26, 2001

In this introductory whitepaper about using Linux in embedded applications, Bill Peisel (Chief Technology Officer of NetSilicon, Inc.) explains why Linux has become increasingly popular as an embedded operating system, identifies some of its strengths and weaknesses relative to such applications, and describes the process of adapting Linux to the unique requirements of embedded systems and smart devices. (more…)

“The Great Open Source Debate” to be telecast today

July 26, 2001

[Updated: July 26, 2001; 2:10 pm] The debate on “Shared Source vs. Open Source Software” featuring Microsoft senior vice president Craig Mundie, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann, and a panel of experts, which took place this morning at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, is now available for online download. (more…)

Article: Device profile: the briQ — a CDROM-sized Linux system

July 25, 2001

Total Impact recently introduced a tiny Power-PC based Linux system, called the “briQ”, that has the same dimensions as a standard 5.25-inch CD-ROM drive. With its built-in Ethernet LAN interface and front-mounted 2 x 24 character display and control pushbuttons, the briQ implements a completely self-contained Linux… (more…)

Sony survey guages interest in Linux for PlayStation2

July 25, 2001

Sony has posted an online survey to guage interest in making a PS2 Linux kit available in the US. The introduction to the survey says . . . (more…)

Device profile: the briQ — a CDROM-sized Linux system

July 25, 2001

In this “device profile”, LinuxDevices.com's Rick Lehrbaum takes a look at the briQ, a tiny PowerPC based Linux system that matches the dimensions of a 5.25-inch CD-ROM drive. Lehrbaum writes . . . (more…)

NASA robot to use Linux, Pentium III

July 25, 2001

By Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK . . .

NASA's Ames Research Center is building a “personal satellite assistant”, powered by a Pentium III with the Linux operating system, to help out astronauts on space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions. (more…)

Article: An interview with Lineo’s COO, Matt Harris

July 24, 2001

In this interview with Lineo's chief operating officer, Matt Harris, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum asks Harris to explain Lineo's Open Source philosophy, clarify Lineo's Embedded Linux licensing policies, and comment on Lineo's contributions to Open Source. (more…)

An interview with Lineo’s COO, Matt Harris

July 24, 2001

In this interview with Lineo's chief operating officer, Matt Harris, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum asks Harris to explain Lineo's Open Source philosophy, clarify Lineo's Embedded Linux licensing policies, and comment on Lineo's contributions to Open Source. (more…)

Trace analyzer tool supports embedded Linux

July 23, 2001

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — LynuxWorks Inc. today announced that the company has validated its SpyKer trace analyzer tool with several popular Linux distributions, including BlueCat, Red Hat, Debian and SuSE. The tool enables systems developers of both enterprise and embedded Linux applications to understand their system operation in both development and deployed systems. (more…)

Berkeley DB gains HA and embedded Linux support

July 23, 2001

Lincoln, MA — (press release excerpt) — Sleepycat Software, Inc. today announced the availability of Berkeley DB version 3.3 for immediate download from the company's website. Version 3.3 adds key features for high availability (HA), significant performance enhancements, and support for the Lineo Embedix embedded Linux operating system. (more…)

Microsoft “opens” code for Windows CE

July 23, 2001

By Matthew Broersma; ZDNet UK . . .

Microsoft has made the source code of its Windows CE 3.0 embedded operating system available to developers in a bid to compete with the “open source” software development model that has become popular in recent years. (more…)

Linux based POS rolls into Home Depot stores

July 23, 2001

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) — Wincor Nixdorf Inc. today announced that The Home Depot has chosen the BEETLE/Mobile Point-of-Sale (POS) platform for supporting their mobile inventory management applications in the company's Expo Design Center stores. Wincor Nixdorf's Mobile POS incorporates a standard BEETLE(more…)

HP brings open source to “Cooltown”

July 23, 2001

By Stephen Shankland; special to ZDNet News . . .

Hewlett-Packard will release several components of its “Cooltown” software project as open source Monday, hoping to spur interest in the company's vision for a world filled with interconnected computing gadgets. (more…)

HP launches “CoolBase” open source project

July 23, 2001

Hewlett-Packard Company announces the launch of an Open Source project called “CoolBase” today at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in San Diego. CoolBase is a group of software and hardware technologies that together form a platform on which mobile e-services for embedded personal systems can be implemented as part of HP Lab's… (more…)