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Lineo announces embedded application migration tools. Lineo has announced the release of Bridgeworks VX and PS. These tools implement the VxWorks and pSOS+ APIs, making it easy to port applications from those systems to embedded Linux.
Wyse launches new Linux thin client system. Wyse has announced the availability of the "Winterm 5440XL." Despite its name, it doesn't run Windows; instead it comes with SuSE Linux. Pricing starts at $519.
MontaVista receives $28 million in financing. MontaVista has announced the receipt of $28 million in new venture capital. Investors include Intel, IBM, and WR Hambrecht.
Also announced by MontaVista is increased support for the PowerPC processor and "joint sales and marketing activities" with IBM.
And, for those who haven't had enough yet, here's another press release on the company's "blockbuster year." Revenues, it seems, are up 250% over what the company earned in 2000. Not bad.
FSF now taking orders and donations online. The Free Software Foundation, at last, has set up secure pages where it can take donations and orders online. Among other things, they had to wait for the RSA patent to run out first. (Thanks to Brett Smith).
Redmond Linux becomes Lycoris. Redmond Linux is trying again; the company has now announced that it will henceforth be known as "Lycoris," and that its Linux distribution will be called "Desktop/LX." "While the name Redmond Linux has its appeal, the names Desktop/LX and Lycoris allow us to shed the connotations of being a software publisher in Redmond, Washington."
Netproject to study Linux for U.K. Police. Netproject has announced that it has been awarded a contract to have a look at deploying Linux on up to 60,000 U.K. police desktops. "The police need very secure, virus resistant and stable desktop computing. We believe that Linux can provide this."
'Programming Jabber' from O'Reilly. O'Reilly has announced the release of Programming Jabber by DJ Adams.
Caldera Proxy Statement. For the Caldera watchers out there: here is the proxy statement for the company's upcoming shareholder meeting. Among other things, shareholders will be voting on a 1-for-4 reverse stock split, the re-election of the current board of directors, and the choice of Arthur Andersen LLP as the company's auditor (watch those paper shredders).
LPI News for January 2002. The Linux Professional Institute looks at LPI at LinuxWorld, LPI around the world, and more.
Finalists for LinuxWorld's Open Source Product Excellence Awards. IDG has put out a press release naming the finalists for the "Open Source Product Excellence Awards," to be handed out at LinuxWorld. Strangely, only a small fraction of the products named are open source, and only two are not sold by an LinuxWorld exhibitor (those being Powercockpit from Turbolinux, and KDE 3.0 beta 1, named for "best open source project").
Linux Stock Index for January 17 to January 23, 2002.
The high for the week was 32.61
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January 24, 2002