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Archive for March, 2000 Why Linux won’t fragment

March 24, 2000

David Legard of reports on a recent keynote address at LinuxWorld 2000 in Singapore in which Red Hat Chairman Robert Young explained why he believes that Linux won't fragment. David Legard writes . . . (more…)

New Indrema set-top system runs “DV Linux”

March 24, 2000

NEW YORK — (PR Newswire) — The Linux movement has taken a leap forward today with the announcement of Indrema, a new consumer electronics company specializing in open source digital products for home entertainment. Using the Linux operating system, enhanced by a set of open source multimedia standards such as the Direct Rendering Infrastructure, the new OpenStream video architecture, and Mesa 3D… (more…)

Whitepaper: KURT — a Real-Time modification to Linux

March 24, 2000

KURT (KU Real-Time Linux) is a real-time modification to the Linux operating system that allows scheduling of real-time events at the resolution of 10's of microseconds. Rather than relying on priority based scheduling or strictly periodic schedules, KURT schedules are explicitly specified by the application programmer. (more…)

Will embedded browsers rule the Web?

March 24, 2000

ZDNet's news editor Mary Jo Foley has written an interesting and informative piece about the impact of a growing number of “embedded web browsers”. While these browsers have appeared primarily to serve the needs of a few very specific applications, such as cell phones and PDAs, the trend is a good one and bodes well for the emerging market of embedded Linux applicances and devices of all types. (more…)

Article: Call for Papers: Embedded Linux Expo and Conference

March 23, 2000

San Clemente and Palo Alto, Calif. — March 22, 2000 — The RTC Group and, cosponsors of the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC), today announced the call for papers for the first ELEC technical conference to be held on June 22nd in San Jose, Calif. (more…)

ISDCorp appoints Swift as President and COO

March 23, 2000

San Jose, Calif. — (company press release) — Integrated Software & Devices Corporation (ISDCorp), a leader in embedded Linux, Royal Linux, and VxWorks software solutions, today announced that Art Swift has joined the company as its president and chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing, engineering, business development and human resources and will direct the company through… (more…)

New Linux-based Universal Internet Box uses DiskOnChip

March 23, 2000

FREMONT, Calif. — (company press release) — M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. announced today that 3iLinux, a subsidiary of 3iNet, has selected DiskOnChip for its Universal Internet Box. 3iLinux provides OEMs and software developers a complete, ready-to-market Universal Internet Box (UIB) hardware and software platform (see… (more…)

Adapters support Linux server-based telecom

March 23, 2000

MINNEAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Digi International Inc., a leading provider of adapters for server-based communications, announced today the availability of its DataFire SYNC 2000 Driver Development Kit (DDK). With the free toolkit, Digi extends the value of the DataFire SYNC 2000 family of synchronous WAN (wide area network) communication adapters by helping developers to quickly write reliable, robust… (more…)

Perl bindings simplify real-time Linux API

March 23, 2000

HERNDON Virginia — (company press release) — Zentropix (a subsidiary of Lineo, Inc.) today announced availability of a set of Perl bindings that allow programmers to use the RTAI real-time programming API from a scripting environment. This allows simple access to a Linux based soft real-time programming environment. (more…) Stick a Fork in It

March 22, 2000

Is the current rapid proliferation of Linux in danger of being diminished due to forking of the OS? A thoughtful editorial by Matt Michie, recently published at, reviews the current state of the Linux Standards Base (LSB) project, its implications, and its potential significance . . . (more…)

Wired: Linux Supercomputer Howls

March 22, 2000

John Gartner and Mi write, at Wired News . . .

“The University of New Mexico and IBM are teaming up to build the world's fastest Linux-based supercomputer. Named 'LosLobos', the new supercomputer is scheduled to be fully operational by the summer.” (more…)

Linux driver support for Fibre Channel HBAs

March 22, 2000

DALLAS, Texas — (company press release) — Interphase Corporation today announced the availability of Linux device drivers for its PowerSAN Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). (more…)

Linux solution drives Sweden’s speaking clock

March 22, 2000

Cendio Systems has participated in the development of the system behind the new speaking clock, Fröken Ur, which is Sweden's national time giving service over the telephone (see photo). The new system is based on a customized and stripped version of Linux, the open source operating system. (more…)

Please participate: demographic survey

March 22, 2000 requests that all visitors to its popular “Embedded Linux Portal” website participate in the fourth poll in its Embedded Linux Polls series (located here). The new poll is a survey of embedded Linux developer demographics. (more…)

Skeleton in the Linux Closet

March 21, 2000

Jesse Berst, Editorial Director of ZDNet AnchorDesk, worries that what went wrong with UNIX (forking) may adversely impact Linux . . . (more…)