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Archive for November, 2001

Embedded Linux powers Australian sports wagering device

November 28, 2001

San Mateo, CA — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear, Inc. has announced the development of a Linux-based secure embedded appliance for sports and race wagering and fixed odds sports betting over the Internet and telephone, in Australia. The device will be distributed by TAB Queensland — one of Australia's premier racing and sports wagering organizations — and must comply with Australian government… (more…)

Linux kernel gains integrated SCSI RAID driver

November 28, 2001

Milpitas, CA — (press release excerpt) — Adaptec Inc. today announced that its RAID driver has been integrated directly into the Linux kernel 2.4.10 (and later), allowing future versions of Linux operating systems to support Adaptec's family of SCSI RAID and high-end ATA RAID PCI cards out of the box. (more…)

A developer’s review of Red Hat’s Embedded Linux Developer Suite

November 28, 2001

This article is the third in LinuxDevices.com's new series of reviews, by software developer Jerry Epplin, of Embedded Linux toolkits. In order to gain insight into the use of each toolkit from the developer's perspective, Epplin builds Embedded Linux OS images for three different x86-based EBX form-factor single board computers using each toolkit. (more…)

Article: A developer’s review of Red Hat’s Embedded Linux Developer Suite

November 27, 2001

Foreword: This article is the third in LinuxDevices.com's series of reviews, by software developer Jerry Epplin, of Embedded Linux toolkits. In order to gain insight into the use of each toolkit from the developer's perspective, Epplin builds Embedded Linux OS images for three different x86-based EBX… (more…)

Torvalds: Linux still suffering growing pains [ZDNet]

November 27, 2001

By Matthew Broersma, of ZDNet (UK) . . .

In a note to a Linux developer, Torvalds said a major release like kernel 2.5 or 2.4 is always difficult, because once a large number of people get their hands on the software, they are statistically more likely to discover errors. (more…)

Linux VoIP protocol stack supports VoP processors

November 26, 2001

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Netergy Microelectronics, Inc., a manufacturer of Voice-over-Packet (VoP) processors, today announced availability of its MEGACO (ITU H.248) call signaling protocol stack for embedded Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) applications. The MEGACO call signaling protocol stack expands the existing H.323v2, MGCP, and SIP product offerings. (more…)

An interview with OpenBSD creator and maintainer, Theo de Raadt

November 26, 2001

KernelTrap's Jeremy Andrews spoke with OpenBSD creator and maintainer, Theo de Raadt. OpenBSD is widely hailed as being the most secure OS available. The latest version, OpenBSD 3.0, is slated for an official release on December 1'st. KernelTrap writes . . . (more…)

Opera 6.0 for Linux “technology preview” now available

November 26, 2001

Oslo, Norway — (press release excerpt) — Opera Software ASA today released Opera 6.0 for Linux Technology Preview 1 (TP) with new and exciting features, including the ability to display non-Roman characters, a completely new and customizable user interface, as well as a range of different improvements that increases the speed and enjoyment of Linux users' browsing sessions. (more…)

Linux kernel 2.5 development has begun

November 25, 2001

Development of the next major step of the Linux kernel, version 2.5, has now officially been launched. According to a note at kernel.org, “Linux-2.5.0 is exactly the same as 2.4.15, except for a version number change. Subsequent releases diverge, with Marcelo Tosatti maintaining the stable 2.4.x kernels, while the 2.5.x kernels are for development work.” (more…)

“Thanks” for “Giving” us games for Linux PDAs

November 22, 2001

Bill Kendrick writes . . .

Thanksgiving day was a good day for Linux-based PDAs. Not one, but two different id Software classics have been ported to not one, but two different Linux-based PDAs. For those owning an Agenda VR3 PDA, an initial port of the classic first person shooter “Castle Wolfenstein 3D” has been released . (more…)

Sega cuts Dreamcast price to $49 — run Linux on one?

November 22, 2001

[updated Nov. 23] David Becker of CNET News.com reports that Sega of America announced Wednesday that it is dropping the price of its discontinued Dreamcast video game console to $49.95 — around the price of a single game for consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. (more…)

Linux inches toward acceptance on PDAs [NetworkWorldFusion]

November 21, 2001

Douglas F. Gray of IDG News Service writes about the growing attention being paid to Linux as a prospective operating system for PDAs. Gray writes . . . (more…)

Article: Is open source fading away? [CNET]

November 20, 2001

The ideological purity of the open-source software business is being diluted by a new era of pragmatism as start-ups adjust to the economic slump. (more…)

Commentary: Linux PDA — you can have it your way [ZDNet]

November 20, 2001

“Please don't write anything which will make people want to buy the new pocket Sharp PDA,” implored the product manager. “We don't have enough to sell. And it's not ready.” (more…)

Century upgrades Linux PDA software stack

November 20, 2001

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — Century Embedded Technologies today announced the release of PIXIL PDA v1.1, a commercial-ready PDA solution based on Linux, Microwindows, and Century's PIXIL Operating Environment (PIXIL OE). (more…)