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LinuxWorld: News and new product briefs (January 18, 2001)

Jan 19, 2001, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rawn Shah)

"Every month, Rawn Shah, our reviews editor, delivers a handful of timely news and product briefs. This month he looks at Lineo's uClinux platform, PolyServe's LocalCluster products, Mission Critical's Convolo cluster, e-smith's Server and Gateway package, and Archaeopteryx Software's Wing IDE."

"Lineo's latest announcements include product news in embedded systems development. First, the company has ported the uClinux 2.4 platform -- with several, but not all, features of the new Linux 2.4 kernel -- to the Motorola DragonBall processor family. DragonBall processors are commonly used in handheld computers like the Palm and Visor. The new kernel typically fits into a footprint of 512 KB and features support for USB, infrared transmission, and quality of services in network communications...."

"Another clustering company, Mission Critical Linux, has released version 1.2 of its Convolo cluster, featuring full support for redundancy in NFS filesystems. The NFS feature, which handles the access control and locking mechanisms between the clustered servers, allows proper failover procedures to maintain the state of all NFS connected volumes. Convolo 1.2 is available for $1,900 per two-node cluster."

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