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Archive for May, 2002’s headline feed adds options

May 23, 2002

The news headline feed makes it easy for you to offer Embedded Linux daily news headlines on your personal or corporate website. Everyone is encouraged to carry our headlines, in order to help proliferate awareness of — and use of — Embedded Linux. (Note: Another use of the headline feed is as a 'lightweight' news page for handheld PCs.)

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New ten-cubic-inch ‘Mobile Computer Core’ will run Linux

May 23, 2002

Denver, CO — (press release excerpt) — Antelope Technologies Corp. (Denver, CO) has signed a licensing agreement with IBM for 'Meta Pad', a research prototype portable computing device that transforms in seconds into a personal digital assistant (PDA), desktop, laptop, tablet, or wearable computer… (more…)

SNMP application builder now targets Linux

May 23, 2002

West Des Moines, IA — (press release excerpt) — Icon Laboratories, Inc. announced that its SNMP IQ Application Builder version 1.1. Version 1.1 now targets Linux (in addition to VxWorks) and provides a level of operating system independence enabling generated agents to easily target other platforms. (more…)

Red Hat Certification now reimbursable for U.S. veterans

May 23, 2002

Raleigh, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat, Inc. today announced that eligible veterans nationwide can be reimbursed for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam under the G.I. Bill educational benefits program. Red Hat's Global Learning Services is the market leader for training and certification programs on Linux, open source and related topics, including the industry-standard RHCE courses. (more…)

EarthLink announces grand prize winner of telematics contest

May 23, 2002

Atlanta, GA — (press release excerpt) — EarthLink's Research and Development department today announced the grand prize winner of its open standards-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) device application development contest, held to explore new and future vehicle telematics applications. (more…)

Open-Source Fight Flares At Pentagon [Washington Post]

May 23, 2002

Jonathan Krim of the Washington Post reports on efforts by Microsoft to dissuade open source software use in government agencies and in defense projects . . . (more…)

VDC study finds Red Hat to be #1 Embedded Linux provider

May 22, 2002

In a recently completed report entitled Linux's Future in the Embedded Systems Market, Venture Development Corp. (VDC) studied the size and future growth trends of the worldwide market for Embedded Linux software solutions. VDC has provided with the vendor rankings which resulted from responses to VDC's questions as to which Linux distributions are being used in current embedded… (more…)

ELJonline: Update on Linux compatible Single-Board Computers

May 22, 2002

Choices in the Linux-friendly Single-Board Computer (SBC) market aren't just growing — they're exploding, as boards add features and power. Rick Lehrbaum, founder of (and cofounder and former CTO of Ampro Computers Inc.), lays out your options in this article at Embedded Linux… (more…)

Linux makes kit for European PS2 []

May 22, 2002

Sony today released a Linux kit for the PlayStation2 in Europe. James Middleton reports at . . . (more…)

Red Hat’s Tiemann: How Linux will Revolutionize the Embedded Market

May 22, 2002

For several years, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann has described Linux and open source software as “disruptive technologies” that were destined to “revolutionize the embedded software market, destroying the old status quo and replacing it with a newer, better status quo”. But what wasn't clear, was what form the “revolution” would take. (more…)

PC/104 CPU supplier adds Linux development kit

May 22, 2002

Newark, CA — (press release excerpt)– Diamond Systems announced its new embedded Linux distribution, 'Tiny Linux', for its Prometheus PC/104 CPU board. Tiny Linux offers developers a pre-built and ready-to-use full-featured Linux distribution with a file size of only 10MB and a super-small RAM requirement of only… (more…)

Embedded Linux gets ‘pliable’ with new SDK

May 22, 2002

Vancouver, British Columbia — (press release excerpt) — IDELIX Software Inc. today released Version 2.0 of the Pliable Display Technology (PDT) Software Development Kit featuring advanced PDT functionality including the 'MDLC' in-place user interface and additional support for platforms without accelerated graphics hardware. (more…)

TI’s OMAP adds security to wireless apps

May 22, 2002

Mississauga, ON — (press release excerpt) — Certicom today announced that Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has licensed Certicom security solutions for its OMAP wireless platform. TI's OMAP platform, a highly advanced processing architecture, sits as the core of 2.5G and 3G mobile devices, including wireless handsets, PDAs and advanced mobile Internet appliances. (more…)

Tiemann: How Linux will Revolutionize the Embedded Market

May 22, 2002


If you haven't read The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen, read it now (or at least the reviews). I liked the book so much I crafted many of my keynote and conference presentations around its findings, delivering speeches at… (more…)

Flustered by clusters? Check out this ‘Clustering 101’ tutorial

May 21, 2002

Flustered by clusters? Take this free online clustering tutorial (from IBM) to learn what clusters are and also how to achieve high availability, failover, redundancy, and replication. For added measure, you'll also learn resiliency, load balancing, CSM, and resource sharing. (more…)