Petite MP3 Player Boots PCs Into Linux

A French company has created a teensy MP3 player that also boots PCs into Linux. The 1.7-inch diameter, half-ounce Medaillon (way smaller than an iPod) has been around for a while, but 128MB and 256MB models of the Z2 version are now supplied with Shinux, an embedded Linux distribution that includes lots of cool open source applications.

Openwave to push i-mode everywhere

Openwave has partnered with NTT DoCoMo to integrate DoCoMo's i-mode service across its product line, pushing the service in Europe and Asia.

Red Hat to embedded: "I'm back"

Red Hat has launched a program to support embedded deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The "Red Hat Runtime" program targets developers looking for a well-supported Linux foundation on which to build commercial embedded systems and devices that are not particularly resource-constrained and which are based on mainstream architectures.

PalmSource keeps Access NetFront for future browser

PalmSource and Access have agreed to use Access NetFront as the core for PalmSource's Web Browser 3.0, to ship with Palm OS Cobalt version 6 devices. The NetFront engine was already the basis of PalmSource's Palm OS 5 "Garnet" web browser.

Psst..hey buddy....wanna buy an OQO?

After almost two years of the "vaporware or real device" debate, the OQO is available for ordering according to Handtops.

Small discs for camcorders get the blue light

A group promoting blue-laser optical discs is developing a smaller version of the technology for devices such as camcorders in an effort to make the format more widely accepted.

SoftMaker Office for Linux: Reliable, powerful, MicrosoftOffice-compatible

Enter SoftMaker Office 2004 for Linux, a new office suite from Germany that is available for both Linux and Windows and provides the highest degree of Microsoft Office compatibility available yet.

Dell launches Axim X50 line with VGA screen

Dell has officially launched their new X50 line, consisting of the X50 Standard, X50 Advanced, and X50v with VGA screen and graphics processor.

MontaVista Launches Open Source Project to Enhance Native Real-Time Linux

MontaVista Software today announced it has launched an initiative to gain orders of magnitude improvement in the real-time responsiveness of Linux, by extending Linux to achieve hard real-time performance. MontaVista is hosting the "Open Source Real-Time Linux Project" and has contributed a reference implementation based on the company's recent work in the area of real-time Linux determinism. Read more for the rest of the press release.

LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux Laptop Review

LinuxLookup is reviewing the LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux laptop, and gives it a big score.