Linux

MontaVista Linux Breaks Real-Time Performance Barrier

Building on its commitment to deliver real-time performance to the embedded Linux community, MontaVista Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, today announced that MontaVista Linux has broken all barriers as a real-time operating system (RTOS) alternative.

The World's First Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKit) is now available

Unicon Systems, a Linux handheld software and hardware technology developer from Menlo Park, California, will start shipping its Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKitTM) this week. This long-awaited, revolutionary product was first introduced last year at LinuxWorld Expo, where it generated a lot of interest from Linux professionals and hobbyists.

Drowning in Distros

"Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" Although the state of Linux Desktops.. or for that matter ANY free software, will seldom be akin to Coleridge’s drowning man, it may well happen that with hundreds of Distributions to choose from, the right one may be left out.

Thinking Past Platforms: the Next Challenge for Linux

A few weeks ago I was talking with folks who worked inside one of the large hardware OEMs. Somewhere in there they told me about their "Linux strategy". I told them they needed a "Linux strategy" about as much as a construction company needs a "lumber strategy".

Linux and Solaris face off

Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.

Thailand's AIS builds Linux computing cluster

Thailand's largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has built a computing cluster as the delivery platform for its mobile services.

Palm Announces New Linux Based Mobile Platform

Today at Palm Inc's Analyst Day, Palm CEO Ed Colligan officially announced that Palm will deliver a new Linux and open source based mobile computing platform combined with Palm OS Garnet technology on new products later this year. The new platform was just announced at the Palm Analyst meeting and details are light at this point and still coming in. Read on for some slides and more information from the presentation.

Linux Standard Base Updated

The Linux Foundation updated its Linux Standard Base (LSB) server specification Monday to include new automated testing toolkits to make it easier to develop applications for different distributions of the open-source operating system.