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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Thu, 2004-10-14 18:21.
Openwave has partnered with NTT DoCoMo to integrate DoCoMo's i-mode service across its product line, pushing the service in Europe and Asia.
Submitted by tuxtops on Thu, 2004-10-14 07:44.
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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2004-10-13 19:55.
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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2004-10-13 19:54.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2004-10-13 19:53.
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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2004-10-13 19:48.
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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Tue, 2004-10-12 21:52.
Dell has officially launched their new X50 line, consisting of the X50 Standard, X50 Advanced, and X50v with VGA screen and graphics processor.
Submitted by tuxtops on Tue, 2004-10-12 21:08.
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.
Submitted by tuxtops on Tue, 2004-10-12 03:03.
LinuxLookup is reviewing the LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux laptop, and gives it a big score.