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Archive for March, 2002

Sun’s McNealy: Help secure Java’s future [ZDNet]

March 26, 2002

News.com's Stephen Shankland reports on Sun CEO Scott McNealy's keynote at JavaOne, in this article at ZDNet. Shankland writes . . . (more…)

MontaVista Linux gains Java-enabled support for wireless apps

March 26, 2002

San Francisco –(press release excerpt)– MontaVista Software Inc. and Zentek Technology Japan Inc. today announced they would join forces to provide embedded developers with innovative solutions targeting applications in the wireless devices market. (more…)

IBM to target $4.5B telecom industry with hardened Linux servers

March 26, 2002

[Updated March 26, 2002, 2:30 pm] IBM is once again going after Sun Microsystems' customer base, and this time it is to take a bigger chunk of the $4.5 billion telecommunications space, from which Sun receives 17 percent of its total revenue. (more…)

Yodaiken clarifies the Open RTLinux Patent License

March 26, 2002

This guest editorial at LinuxDevices.com by Victor Yodaiken, holder of a key software patent which covers portions of the RTLinux real-time extension to Linux, comments on the article at LinuxDevices.com entitled “RTAI goes (partly) GPL”. Yodaiken writes . . . (more…)

QuickTime coming to PDAs [ZDNet]

March 26, 2002

Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK reports on Apple Quicktime's upcoming debut on the Linux-based Sharp Zaurus. Broersma writes . . . (more…)

Article: Yodaiken clarifies the Open RTLinux Patent License

March 26, 2002

The following is a response by Victor Yodaiken, holder of a key software patent which covers portions of the RTLinux real-time extension to Linux, to the article at LinuxDevices.com entitled “RTAI goes (partly) GPL” . . . (more…)

Open source wins Java rights [Vnunet.com]

March 25, 2002

James Middleton reports on efforts by Apache to require Sun to allow Java implementations by open source groups and academic institutions. Middleton writes . . . (more…)

Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux [O’Reilly]

March 25, 2002

Howard Wen reveals details about Linux for PlayStation 2, Release 1.0 in an article at O'Reilly Network. Wen reports . . . (more…)

The past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project

March 25, 2002

In this article, FreeDOS Project founder Jim Hall shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project — a complete, free, MS-DOS compatible operating system. Hall writes . . . (more…)

Makers of PCs fear wrath of Microsoft [Washington Post]

March 25, 2002

Jonathan Krim of the Washington Post reports the latest in the Microsoft anti-trust trial, including testimony from Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann. Krim writes . . . (more…)

Trolltech ships application environment for mobile Linux devices

March 25, 2002

Trolltech today announced the general availablility of an SDK for developing applications using Qtopia, a Linux-based application environment for mobile embedded devices. Qtopia provides the application platform for Sharp's recently introduced (more…)

ELC Working Group formed to standardize Embedded Linux

March 25, 2002

Santa Rosa, CA — (press release excerpt) — the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has formed an international working group (WG) to pursue an API-centric approach to standardizing a computing platform for using Linux in embedded applications. The group consists of technologists from companies who are members of the ELC. (more…)

Sharp launches website for Zaurus end-users and developers

March 25, 2002

Sharp today launched myZaurus.com, a new website aimed at users and developers of Sharp's recently released Linux-powered Zaurus SL-5500 “personal mobile tool”. (more…)

Article: The past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project

March 25, 2002

Foreword: In this article, FreeDOS Project founder Jim Hall shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project — a complete, free, MS-DOS compatible operating system. . From the FreeDOS.org website . . .

“FreeDOS aims to be a complete, free, 100% MS-DOS compatible operating system. (more…)

Humanoid robot goes to work on Linux [ZDNet]

March 24, 2002

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reports of a Linux-powered humanoid robot from Japan that could be deployed successfully in the workplace . . . (more…)