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Archive for October, 2001

Flood of Linux PDAs expected from Asia [NewsForge]

October 26, 2001

In this informative article at NewsForge.com, Mike Newlands offers a perspective on the growing avalanche of Asian manufacturers who are announcing — and just now beginning to introduce — Linux-based handheld computers. Newlands writes . . . (more…)

New open source Java-like VM targets embedded Linux

October 26, 2001

Earlier this month, Brussels-based telematics software/hardware specialist ACUNIA NV, announced the availability of Wonka, a Java-compatible virtual machine (VM) designed specifically for embedded devices, available under open source license. (more…)

A closeup look at Sharp’s new Zaurus Linux-PDA

October 26, 2001

Sharp announced this week that developer units of their new Zaurus SL-5000D Linux-based PDA will become available early next month. Earlier this week, LinuxDevices.com founder Rick Lehrbaum had the pleasure of getting a closeup look at the new Sharp PDA, and seeing it in action. Below are a few pictures he took to help convey a sense of the look and feel of this exciting new device. (more…)

Commercial YOPY PDAs to begin shipping next month

October 26, 2001

News flash! G.Mate today announced plans to begin shipments of the commercial version of its Linux-based YOPY PDA by the end of next month. The device will be demonstrated at G.Mate's COMDEX booth (Convention Center L5823 D-7; Nov. 12-16). YOPY YDK-1000 development kits have been supplied to developers in over 35 countries, according to the G.Mate announcement, since the kits (more…)

Linux robot man treks into Europe [ZDNet]

October 25, 2001

ZDNet News reports . . .

Japanese scientists are planning to demonstrate a walking, Linux-operated, humanoid robot at an open source event in Italy next month. The bipedal H7 robot is around 137cm tall (54 inches), and… (more…)

Solaris-to-Linux porting guide [developerWorks]

October 25, 2001

This article from IBM developerWorks takes a look at why you might want to port your application from Sun Solaris to Linux, and presents guidelines, suggestions, and resources to help. Included in the article is the authors' handy online tool that you can use to check the APIs used by your Solaris application for compatibility on Linux. (more…)

VMELinux Universe driver now supports Linux 2.4.x kernels

October 25, 2001

After much testing the VMELinux Project's driver for the Tundra Universe II VME-PCI bridge device now supports the 2.4.x Linux kernels. (more…)

Isamu comes to Milano!

October 25, 2001

Zaltbommel, Netherlands — (press release excerpt) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe announces the European Premiere of the Japanese built Humanoid Robot H7 (“Isamu”). The unique robot — with RTLinux inside — will be presented by Dr. (more…)

DIY Linux-based TV set-top MP3 player

October 25, 2001

In this interesting how-to article at LinuxDevices.com, Anders Brownworth explains how to configure a commercially available set-top computer system to boot from Linux and function as an appliance-like MP3 player. Brownworth writes . . . (more…)

Article: DIY Linux-based TV set-top MP3 player

October 24, 2001

It came from route66 . . .

Several years ago, I started a database-driven car MP3 player project called route66. It was featured in MaximumPC magazine and earlier this year as the cover story in Maximum Linux Magazine, as it uses Linux and other open-source packages. (more…)

Bluetooth development kits support embedded Linux

October 24, 2001

Tampere, Finland — (press release excerpt) — Impulsesoft announced the release of its ConnectFree family of Bluetooth development kits. The ConnectFree family consisting of the Impulsesoft Bluetooth Development Kit (iBDK) hardware and software Bluetooth development platform, the Impulsesoft Embedded Software Development Kit (iSKE) a software SDK on Linux and the Impulsesoft Windows SDK (iSKW) provides… (more…)

Lineo releases “GPL compliance toolset”

October 24, 2001

Lineo Inc. today announced the release of the Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset, which the company claims “provides protection of intellectual property while leveraging embedded Linux.” Here is an excerpt from an announcement sent out by Lineo regarding the new product . . . (more…)

LinuxDevices.com fires up new webserver

October 23, 2001

Hey everyone. I thought you'd like to know that we have just begun using a brand new server. It's powered by dual 1GHz Pentium III processors with redundant Ultra SCSI II drives — running Linux/Apache (naturally!). The system is located at Hurricane Electric in Fremont, CA. (more…)

Next generation WinCE to be called “Windows CE .NET”

October 23, 2001

Our friends at Microsoft sent along this note regarding the renaming of Windows CE and other related news . . . (more…)

Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S. [LinuxWorld.com]

October 23, 2001

According to a report from Douglas F. Gray of IDG News Service, a Sony Computer Entertainment executive has stated that Sony is preparing to launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market. Gray writes . . . (more…)