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Developer Linux News for Sep 16, 2008

  • How-To: Super Simple Serial Terminal (2008-09-16 22:01:31)
    Black Box: "This hack shows how to make a dumb terminal out of a keyboard, LCD screen, and an 8-bit microcontroller. From time to time, a portable dumb terminal can be handy for when you have to rescue a headless server that's acting up or if you are building a minicomputer out of a WRT, or if you just want to learn how to run a keyboard and LCD screen with a microcontroller."

  • How to Move From Legacy OS to Linux in Easy Stages (2008-09-16 16:31:31)
    Electronics Weekly: "Embedded Linux is rapidly encroaching upon application spaces once considered the exclusive domain of embedded kernels such as VxWorks, pSOS and in-house platforms. Industry analysts show embedded Linux and open source garnering up to one-third of 32 and 64-bit designs..."

  • Condensing Perl Scripts In Linux and Unix (2008-09-16 10:31:31)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today, we present a fairly simple Perl script that will parse any file consisting of rows of numbers and print out matches meeting certain criteria."

  • Sun Launches New Site for Hosting Open Source Projects (2008-09-16 06:01:31)
    OStatic: "Sun Microsystems has launched a new effort to compete with Google Code and various Forge sites with its beta site Project Kenai (pronounced Keen-Eye). According to a blog post, the site was launched quietly on Friday, and a primary goal of the site is to host open source projects and encourage collaboration on them."