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Archive for November, 2002

MontaVista adds DVD player app to Embedded Linux options

November 20, 2002

Sunnyvale and Fremont, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software, Inc. and InterVideo Inc. announced that InterVideo's Linux DVD-playing software has been validated and optimized for MontaVista Linux. (more…)

Inside UnitedLinux [IBM developerWorks]

November 19, 2002

UnitedLinux was created by a consortium of four Linux vendors — SuSE, Turbolinux, Conectiva, and SCO — who pooled their expertise with the shared vision of providing a single, standards-based, core Linux operating system. It was announced earlier this year with a bold promise of a November release date. (more…)

Tutorial: clustering basics

November 19, 2002

This tutorial has been updated to include information about the latest IBM clustering models. Clustering boils down to two concepts: availability and fast response. At the end of this tutorial, you'll know what clusters are, and how to achieve high availability, failover, redundancy, and replication. (more…)

Battle of the Supercomputers []

November 19, 2002

This interesting and entertaining Associated Press article at takes a look at the battle between Japan and the U.S. over the #1 spot in supercomputing, on the eve of the SuperComputing 2002 conference in Baltimore . . . (more…)

1st multivendor Embedded Linux standard nears release

November 19, 2002

The Embedded Linux Consortium's board of directors has started the clock on final review of version 1.0 of the ELC Platform Specification, according to an announcement sent to the ELC's members. The draft spec was completed by the platform spec working group in late October, triggering a 45-day review period that will… (more…)

GNU tools, Linux to gain ARM9 on-chip debug tools support

November 19, 2002

Boston; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — Macraigor Systems announced that the porting of its proprietary on-chip debugging technology (OCDemon) to the ARM9 architecture. (more…)

Collaboration turns Linux-based devices into mobile terminals

November 19, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA and Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software and Omron Software Co. are collaborating to help embedded developers turn Linux-based consumer electronics devices, such as cellular phones and PDAs, into high-quality mobile terminals. (more…)

Prominent New England systems integrator adds TimeSys Embedded Linux

November 19, 2002

Boston; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation and Trilogic Systems LLC today announced that Trilogic Systems will sell and support TimeSys products and employ TimeSys Linux in its Proven Technology Program for OEM product design services. (more…)

uClinux and Linux headed for unity

November 19, 2002

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear Inc. announced today that their core contributions to the uClinux project are making their way into mainstream Linux. (more…)

MS co-founder Paul Allen’s Digeo to launch Linux-based Moxi PVR (OS News)

November 18, 2002

OS News reports on the coming launch of a new Linux-based TV personal video recorder (PVR) from Digeo, the company recently acquired by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Eugenia Loli-Queru writes . . . (more…)

Review of the Simputer (Scientific American)

November 18, 2002

This online article frm Scientific American magazine reviews the Simputer, a Linux-based handheld device designed for rural villagers in the third world. Fiona Harvey writes . . . (more…)

Remote desktop control app to support mobile Linux-based devices

November 18, 2002

Toronto — (press release excerpt) — Witnet International Inc. announced today that will make a Linux version of Mobilick, its remote Internet desktop control software for mobile devices. The Linux version of Mobilick will augment the company's existing Windows CE mobility based offering. (more…)

Embedded Linux SDK supports CompactPCI control plane processor

November 18, 2002

Boston; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corp. and ADI Engineering Inc. today announced the release of a certified embedded Linux software development kit for ADI's XScale-based Quinque Compact PCI board. (more…)

Wasabi squeezes NetBSD into Xilinx FPGA

November 18, 2002

Boston, MA; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — Wasabi Systems today announced completion of a port of NetBSD to Xilinx's Virtex-II Pro FPGA. The port will be demonstrated at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week. (more…)

Embedded Systems Conference kicks off in Boston

November 18, 2002

Boston, MA — (press release excerpt) — The 10th annual Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston is being be held this week in the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. The east coast's premier educational forum for engineers and engineering managers developing processor-based systems is expected to attract more than 4,000 members of the embedded computing community as well as 160 exhibitors. (more…)