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The HRP-2P Linux-powered humanoid robot. Longtime LWN friend Maya Tamiya has sent us a description of a new Linux-powered "hackable" humanoid robot called the HRP-2P; it is produced by Kawada Industries and AIST. There are press releases available from Kawada and AIST; they are in Japanese but the pictures are cool. The robot was built with a real-time Linux variant called ART-Linux.
Sharp and Handango announce Linux software store Zaurus Handheld. Sharp Electronics Corp. and Handango announced an alliance to provide Linux and Java software to users of Sharp's Linux-based Zaurus SL-5500 series handheld.
IBM and SuSE to offer 'enterprise ready' Linux services. IBM and SuSE have announced a deal wherein they will collaborate to provide "enterprise ready" Linux services to their customers. Among other things, the PR says "IBM will package and support turnkey implementations of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), backed by SuSE's expert development, maintenance, and support teams."
CodeWeavers launches CrossOver Office. CodeWeavers has announced the launch of its "CrossOver Office" product, which allows Linux users to run Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes on their systems without a Windows license.
A Closer Look at Linux: Executives Gadre and DeWitt discuss Sun's Open Source strategy. Sun Microsystems has posted a page detailing the company's plans for Linux.
Protecting Creative Works in a Digital Age. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction over intellectual property issues in the US Senate, including such issues as the DCMA. The Committee is working to craft copyright policies that advance the complementary goals of protecting copyrighted works, serving consumers and the public interest, and promoting the development of innovative technologies. They are inviting public comment. (Thanks to Jeffrey Burkeen)
The Book of SAX released. No Starch Press has announced the release of The Book of SAX, which covers the Simple API for XML.
Linux Based POS Terminals Increase 80% in 2001 According to IHL Consulting Group. The population of Retail Point of Sale Terminals running Linux in North America increased 80% according to a study from IHL Consulting Group.
Linux Stock Index for March 21 to March 27, 2002.
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
March 28, 2002