AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 18, 2000
Sep 18, 2000, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
This is the AllLinuxDevices Digest, a quick look at some news
from the world of embedded Linux, including some items you might
have missed this weekend. Look for the ALD Digest daily on
The Day's Headlines:
HardwareCentral: TiVo, TV Your Way [Hacking the TiVo]
In this article, republished in full from HardwareCentral, Jason
Nash discusses the ins and outs of the TiVo: from a hands-on review
of the device, to how to add a hard drive, a description of the
device's partition table, and pictures of its internals.
PR: RockSolid to Unveil Linux-based Internet Access Devices in
"RockSolid Enterprises, a provider of innovative Information
Appliances including routers, Internet Access Devices and Business
/ Residential Gateways, will demonstrate the first of its RockSolid
Box line of Internet Access Devices (IADs) in Atlanta during the
week of September 26 at the Networld+Interop / Linux Business Expo
2000 trade shows."
Korea Herald: Forum to explore wireless Web, embedded Linux
"The event, to be held at an auditorium in the National Assembly
building in Yoido, will be attended by executives from leading
foreign and domestic Linux specializing firms, including Hogne
Tjemsland from TrollTech and Lars Boilesen of Opera."
PR: Lineo Professional Services Group Provides Engineeers as
Resource for Embedded OEMs
"The enhanced professional services division provides OEMs with the
assistance necessary to successfully bring embedded products to
market sooner, such as: solution design assistance, porting of
legacy RTOS applications, developing board support packages, driver
development and kernel customization."
PR: Lucent Introduces Tiny Chip Set For High-Speed Data and Fax
Services in Embedded Modems
Lucent Technologies has introduced a small, low-power chip set for
use with embedded projects. The chips are smaller than a
Geeknews.org Interviews Frank Smith of the Embedded Debian
"In a nutshell, an embedded device is a computer that is a part of
something else, and performs some specific function. Contrast that
with a desktop computer, which is a thing onto itself, and can do
whatever you want it to do."
LinuxDevices.com: How hard is real-time?
"The idea and ideal of real-time has become very important to Linux
developers. Linux has grown into a full-featured operating system,
suitable for many embedded applications. One area that has received
a great deal of attention is the potential for using Linux,
RTLinux, and RTAI in mission critical applications."
CNET News: TiVo wants your sweet nothings
"Looking to move a little inventory and boost its brand
recognition, TiVo is giving away at least 10 digital video
recorders each day until Halloween."
David Sugar: Bayonne Reaches Milestone #5
The GNU telephony server project Bayonne has reached its fifth
milestone. David Sugar summarizes the progress the project has made
and where it's headed next.
CNET News.com: Handheld computers giving old-fashioned organizers
"Adopting the motto "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," Royal has
launched the DaVinci line of low-priced PDAs. Royal is also set to
launch a new line of Linux-based PDAs later this month, sources
Solutions for Real-Time and Low Latency Task Scheduling Under
After the recent spate of announcements about real-time Linux, you
may be wondering what else is out there. Lineo's David Beal
contributed a list of projects that demonstrates how varied
implementations can be.
LinuxDevices.com: The Real-time Linux Quick Reference Guide
"Given the somewhat bewildering variety of alternatives, we've
assembled the LinuxDevices.com "Real-time Linux Quick Reference
Guide" which we hope will assist you in locating Linux-based
solutions that match your system requirements...."
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