It's easier than ever to make your own Linux distribution or appliance. Novell first annual "Dister" Awards, to groups that built Linux-based software appliances using SUSE Studio, shows just much you can do with an easy-to-use Linux development tool.
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Linux is losing ground on the netbook front, but there lies opportunity for it in smaller, dedicated Internet-enabled appliances, said an Ovum analyst.
A new partnership aims to help software companies develop Suse Linux Enterprise-based virtual appliances that are tailored to VMware's ESX platform
Novell and VMware said Tuesday that they are collaborating so independent software vendors can build SUSE Linux Enterprise virtual appliances. The two companies will also develop VMware-ready appliances on SUSE Linux.
Maker of rBuilder, which helps developers create Linux-based software appliances, taps Dave Cotten to head sales.
Linux-based appliances will let organizations analyze security data to get a better view of the attacks waged against their networks.
The Barracuda Spam Firewall 400 does its job well, but the extensive configuration options make it somewhat complicated to manage.
Sun Cobalt, reeling from a key exec's departure, says release of new Linux server appliances is imminent--its first major launch since Sun acquired the company a year and a half ago.
Red Hat has signed deals to bring its GNUPro software-development tools to Sanyo's Xstormy16 CPU and to support the AltiVec instructions in Motorola PowerPC chips, the companies said this week. The deals, announced at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, thus far involve only Red Hat's GNUPro development tools for writing and debugging software. Red Hat, though, always seeks expanded contracts that involve Linux and another open-source operating system called eCos, a Red Hat representative said. Sanyo's Xstormy16 is used in devices without much computing power, including audio devices and home appliances. AltiVec is technology built into many PowerPC chips that speeds up operations such as audio processing. The technology is useless, however, unless software can take advantage of it, and supporting AltiVec in GNUPro will allow Linux to get past that roadblock. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
A year ago it looked as though Solaris would replace Linux on Cobalt appliances. Now Linux is seeping out into the Solaris space. What's with Sun's U-turn?
Tuxia, a Germany-based developer of Linux software for embedded devices such as Internet appliances, announced that chipmaker STMicroelectronics will use Tuxia's TASTE software for its STPC family system-on-chip processors aimed at Web terminals and stripped-down "thin-client" PCs. TASTE includes an operating systems based on the Linux 2.
Linux company Lineo has established a wholly owned subsidiary called Snapgear to sell special-purpose server appliances, the company said Tuesday. The products, on sale now for prices less than $300, will handle tasks such as setting up a protective firewall, adding storage space to the network or establishing encrypted connections called "virtual private networks" (VPNs).
The week of June 20 saw interesting tidings in the x86-based operating system frontgood news for Windows enthusiasts, and bad news for the Linux contingent. First, the Linux news: LynuxWorks, a Linux vendor that specializes in developing embedded operating systems (systems that go inside Internet appliances, hand-held computers, and industrial equipment) decided to postpone its initial public stock offering.
German Linux start-up Tuxia has cut a deal to bring the company into the expanding and potentially gigantic Chinese market for Internet appliances.
Germany's Tuxia, an embedded Linux startup, on Friday announced a deal to bring the company into the expanding Chinese market for Internet appliances. Tuxia is to co-develop Linux-based gadgets like thin client terminals, set top boxes, PDAs and Web pads with Beijing Orient Electronics Group, a large manufacturer of electronics components and displays.
Nokia's OSTdev.net site will help creation of Linux games for information appliances and home entertainment devices
Linux OS for Net appliances to be released ASAP for testing
Linus Torvalds' company is set to release Mobile Linux to the open-source community. The OS is touted to cut down on memory requirements on smaller devices such as Net appliances.
Small footprint UnixCE has arrived, able to power internet appliances and mobile devices.
Linux has been at the center of a great deal of activity lately. One sign of the ferment swirling around the open source operating system is that it is starting to appear in cell phones, set-top boxes and other Internet appliances.
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