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AllLinuxDevices Digest for September 26, 2000

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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.

This is the week of the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. There are lots of press releases from lots of companies. ALD will be featuring articles on some of the more noteworthy developments over the next few days.

Feature:

Motorola unit buys into Linux developer
"The investment and strategic partnership will result in joint products and services from all three companies, said Shlapak. The companies will work on combining Lineo's embedded Linux product, Embedix, with Metrowerk's CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment for the next generation of embedded products. CodeWarrior for Embedix will support Motorola PowerPC, ColdFire, M-Core and 68K architectures."

News:

  • CNET News.com: Motorola puts more money into embedded Linux
    "Motorola, an early investor in Lineo, wanted some more stock, said Lineo chief executive Bryan Sparks. But because Lineo filed its intent to hold an initial public offering and didn't want to sell any shares until then, Motorola had to look elsewhere for the stock."
  • BusyBox 0.47 Released
    Erik Anderson of Lineo has announced the release of BusyBox 0.47. BusyBox provides a variety of common UNIX utilities in a single executable that can be tailored at compile time, making it ideal for embedded systems.
  • LinuxDevices.com: The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000
    "Once again, the Embedded Systems Conference opened with a debate (and discussion) about open source. Here's a report from . . . "The Great Open Source Debate of ESC West 2000."
  • SwordOfTruth.com: Simputer- India's Connectivity Gift to the World
    "The initial version of the Simputer is based on a StrongARM CPU. ... The operating system is based on Linux."
  • SJ Mercury/Reuters: Transmeta sees five-year lead over Intel
    "For them to catch up, they would also need a software based approach. That means they would have to start from scratch... it would take at least five years to get a new microprocessor out the door..."
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