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AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 19, 2000

Sep 19, 2000, 22:35 (0 Talkback[s])

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This is the AllLinuxDevices Digest, a quick look at some news from the world of embedded Linux. Look for the ALD Digest daily on weekdays.

The Day's Headlines:

  • Yahoo!/ZDNet News: TiVo vs. ReplayTV: The grudge match
    "Luckily, the folks at ReplayTV were kind enough to rush me their latest unit, and within a day or two, I had set up a makeshift home-testing lab for the ultimate shoot-out: TiVo in one room, ReplayTV in the other, and may the best platform win. Here's how both units fared after one month of continual use in my home."
  • Seminar: Embedding Linux for Data Acquisition and Telecom Applications
    "Computer I/O has announced a free one day seminar on embedded Linux featuring Bill Weinberg of MontaVista, Dr. Victor Yodaiken, and Computer I/O Corporation's Jason Smith."
  • Sun Takes a Shine to Cobalt
    "The move fulfills Sun's need to network its computer strategy, noted Daryl Plummer, group vice president of GartnerGroup, an independent provider of research and analysis on the computer hardware, software, communications and related information technology industries."
  • LinuxDevices.com: Advanced information on a Korean combo cell phone + PDA
    "...this exciting new Embedded Linux based device is not just a cellular phone, but a combination cell phone plus PDA -- complete with a 4" TFT display and a tiny built-in video camera ."
  • CNNfn: Sun to buy Cobalt for $2B
    "Acquires server appliance provider in stock swap to gain market share"
  • PR: Sun Microsystems Acquires Cobalt Networks
    "Following completion of the merger, Cobalt will become the server appliance business unit of Sun's Network Service Provider organization, reporting to Sun Executive Vice President John McFarlane."
  • Upside: Special Report: Console makers face a brand new game
    "The customer base has grown into a mass market, and the buyer is as likely to be adult and female as teenage and male. Backward compatibility is a factor. The ubiquity of the Internet has pumped up the popularity of online gaming. Two new competitors, Microsoft (MSFT) and Indrema, are working on their own consoles, hoping to grab a slice of the market's $6 billion revenue stream."
  • PR: Coollogic Introduces Coollinux AE Platform
    "The Coollinux AE software platform is built around a core operating system specifically designed for Internet appliances such as digital set-top boxes, countertop devices, Web pads and thin clients. By using Coollinux AE bundled with Coollogic custom development, integration, support and service, OEMs experience faster product time to market and therefore, a greater return on investment."
  • Embedded Linux Development Site Set to Unveil
    "On Oct. 2nd, the company will launch DevelopOnline.com, a site intended to serve as a collaborative, online development center for programmers, innovators and engineers to design or improve products over the Web. Through the site, developers will have instant access to working reference designs from multiple suppliers. A number of companies have already signed on to provide their technologies to developers through the site. They include Analog Devices, Avnet, Intel, Lineo, MontaVista, Motorola, PLX Technology and ST Microelectronics."

Selected News From Outside the Linux World:

  • CNET News.com: Sun serves up Java on mobile phones
    "These Java-enabled services, though in the most nascent stages, indicate that the technology is finally entering the real world after years of being consigned to white papers, marketing plans and proof-of-concept demonstrations."
  • eWeek: National Semi touts new 'PC-on-a-chip' Geodes
    "In touting three new embedded microprocessors utilizing its "PC-on-a-chip" technology introduced today, National Semiconductor Corp. appeared to have something of a chip on its shoulder about Transmeta Corp., a key rival and relative newcomer."

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Past Digests:
AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 18, 2000(Sep 18, 2000)
AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 15, 2000(Sep 15, 2000)