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December

27 Dec: Survey of "Unofficially Supported PCMCIA Cards" reaches 300 entries
TuxMobil
Survey of Unofficially Supported PCMCIA Cards reaches 300 entries. Let's make it even bigger ;-) please submit your card here. The layout of the survey was completly reorganised for better accessibility. COMPLETE STORY
22 Dec: Mwave (ACP Modem) driver for the IBM ThinkPad 600E
TuxMobil
Mwave (ACP Modem) driver for the IBM ThinkPad 600E, only binaries are available at this time but IBM is working to clear licensing issues to allow a full open source release. COMPLETE STORY
11 Dec: Survey of "Unofficially Supported PCMCIA Cards" reaches 290 entries
TuxMobil
Survey of Unofficially Supported PCMCIA Cards reaches 290 entries. Let's make it even bigger ;-) please submit your card here. COMPLETE STORY
11 Dec: TuxMobil is available for WAP
TuxMobil
Every TuxMobil page is now available for WAP devices, at http://tuxmobil.org/wap . HTML to WML conversion of all pages with html2wml.
11 Dec: v3.4 of the Linux-Mobile-Guide
TuxMobil
v3.4 of the Linux-Mobile-Guide is out. New chapter about laptop mailing lists, URL of ACPI-HOWTO added, some URLs corrected, minor changes. COMPLETE STORY

November

20 Nov: NetBSD 1.5, LAPTOP SUPPORT IMPROVED
TuxMobil
"Bus-independent drivers for PCIBIOS, pcmcia, cardbus and USB allow accessing devices on various architectures, including i386, hpcmips, sparc and macppc based notebooks. The i386 port's "laptop" installation now takes care for USB, PCMCIA and Cardbus, supporting a wide range of devices commonly found in these machines today. An architecture-independent implementation of a driver for IBM's Microchannel Architecture (MCA) is available in NetBSD 1.5. It's currently used on the i386 port to support NetBSD on the "old" MCA IBM PCs. Stay tuned to see this used on other machines using MCA! Many drivers were added for USB - various USB-ethernet adapters, audio devices, keyboards, mice, printer and modem devices, mass storage like floppies, ZIP drives and digital cameras, and devices like the Prolific host-to-host adapter and the Handspring Visor come to mind. Other areas with new drivers include IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN, audio, 10/100/gigabit ethernet, etc." COMPLETE STORY

October

26 Oct: New Mailing List: linux-laptop
TuxMobil
TuxMobil offers the linux-laptop mailing list now.
25 Oct: Linux-Laptop-Guide v3.3
TuxMobil
The new issue v3.3 of the Linux-Mobile-Guide is available.
01 Oct: INFOWORLD: TRANSMETA DEALS POINT TO WIRELESS NOTEBOOKS
LinuxToday
"Although Crusoe has only recently begun to appear in ultrathin portable computers from manufacturers such as Sony, Hitachi, and Fujitsu, Asia-Pacific customers are responding enthusiastically to the Crusoe chip." COMPLETE STORY

September

06 Sep: LINUXPR: COREL AND PCTEL DELIVER FIRST LINUX-COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE MODEM
LinuxToday
"This latest use of PCTEL's popular host signal processing (HSP) technology will soon give consumers low-cost, Internet-enabled devices incorporated in future versions of Corel(TM) LINUX(TM) OS. To date, software modems have not been well supported on Linux because they were designed initially for the Windows(TM) operating system. This deal offers users utilizing Corel LINUX OS the power to effortlessly connect to the Internet." COMPLETE STORY

August

22 Aug: PCTel Internal Modem Driver (Debian Package)
LinModem.Org
Package: pctel-kernel-2.2.16-driver
16 Aug: LinModem HOWTO
TuxMobil
LinModem-HOWTO by Sean Walbran in SGML format.
LinModem-HOWTO by Sean Walbran in HTML format.

July

11 Jul: PRNEWSWIRE: SERVICE DISCOVERY ARCHITECTURE FOR WIRELESS HANDHELDS NOW AVAILABLE VIA OPEN SOURCE
LinuxToday
"The Salutation Consortium, which provides open information exchange standard called service discovery for multi-platform handheld computers, will offer its reference model Salutation Lite code through an open source arrangement." COMPLETE STORY

June

28 Jun: Palm OS Emulator Howto 0.1
FreshMeat
The Palm OS Emulator HOWTO guides users through the process of installing and setting up the Palm OS Emulator, an application for desktop computers that emulates the operations of Palm Computing Platform hardware devices. With it, users can load ROM images, applications, and databases and use them on their desktop computers. COMPLETE STORY
26 Jun: First Test Release of Embedded Debian Cross Development Environments
Debian
The first *test* release of Embedded Debian Cross Development Environments is now available at http://www.emdebian.org. The goal of the Embedded Debian Project is to make Debian GNU/Linux a natural choice for embedded Linux and to advance the embedded Linux state of the art faster and more effectively.
Embedded Debian is an independent project and is not formally associated with Debian. We plan on working closely with Debian, with the goal of eventually integrating the development into the Debian mainstream. COMPLETE STORY

May

03 May: WIRELESSDEVNET: LINUX FOR HANDHELDS: FACT OR FICTION? [LINUX7K FOR PSION SERIES 5]
LinuxToday
"One such project to port Linux to another platform is Linux7k. The platform that has been targeted by '7k is (somewhat surprisingly) the Psion Series 5 handheld. In fact "7k" refers to 7110, the base motherboard and chip for the Psion device." COMPLETE STORY
03 May: EMBEDDED DEBIAN PROJECT LAUNCHES SITE
LinuxToday
"The goal of the Embedded Debian Project is to make Debian GNU/Linux a natural choice for embedded Linux." COMPLETE STORY
01 May: LINUXPR: XTOPS.DE - LAPTOPS WITH LINUX IN BOARD
LinuxToday
"Now even laptop users new to Linux will be able to join the open source revolution and start running the operating system of the future the easy way!" COMPLETE STORY
01 May: SyncLICE 0.1
Freshmeat
SyncLICE (Sync Linux and CE) sets up a PPP connection over a serial line between a Linux box and a Windows CE device using pppd. Upon connection ipchain rules are created, giving the CE device a TCP/IP connection needed for communication. COMPLETE STORY

April

27 Mar: ZDNET UK: POCKET-SIZED LINUX AND WINDOWS 2000 COMPUTER
LinuxToday
"A pint-sized but very powerful little computer capable of running Linux and Windows 2000 has been unveiled by Taiwanese electronics company Saintsong." COMPLETE STORY [archived link]
27 Mar: LINUXMALL.COM: THE NEW SPRING LINE OF PRODUCTS IS OUT FOR LINUX
LinuxToday
"Embedded devices, thin-client servers and small Linux operating systems (OSs) designed for use in Internet-ready set-top boxes and memory-limited devices were among the smorgasboard of Linux offerings at the convention held in Chicago." COMPLETE STORY
27 Mar: UPSIDE: ZDNET'S MOVE INTO EMBEDDED LINUX
LinuxToday
"The authority of his content as the last word on embedded Linux applications and devices is underscored by LinuxDevices.com's sponsor list,' Rosenweig said, describing the companies on that list - companies such as Lineo, Motorola, Linuxcare, and Monta Vista Software - as a 'who's who' of the embedded Linux market." COMPLETE STORY
25 Apr: NETWORKWORLD: GETTING EMBEDDED WITH A PENGUIN
LinuxToday
"Developers have been putting Linux on small devices and cramming the operating system into a space the size of a SIMM for some time, but embedded versions of the operating system are on the verge of coming to mainstream devices, such as slimmed-down Internet clients, handheld devices and network appliances." COMPLETE STORY
25 Apr: LINUXWORLD: DELL'S LINUX-LOADED LAPTOP - OTHER LINUX MODELS TO FOLLOW
LinuxToday
"When a top vendor starts including Linux laptops in one of its premier product lineups, it is a big step; Dell has also been fairly forward about bringing Linux to its full line of hardware." COMPLETE STORY
24 Apr: LINUXPOWER: USING THE PALM PILOT WITH GNOME
LinuxToday
"Unlike J-Pilot the GNOME Pilot Project doesn't try to create a full suite of Linux applications for use with your Palm, instead it aims to create conduits for use by GNOME applications for which Palm integrations could be of interest." COMPLETE STORY
22 Apr: 32BITSONLINE: COREL LINUX TO HAVE VIDEO CONFERENCING COMPONENT
LinuxToday
"Corel continues to strengthen its position as the major Linux distributor in the Linux market. The company today announced that it has acquired its way into Simply.com, a company which develops and markets video conferencing software based on CorelVideo." COMPLETE STORY
22 Apr: LINUX MAGAZINE: VIDEO4LINUX DRIVERS, PART 2: VIDEO-CAPTURE DEVICES
LinuxToday
"Last month I began to develop a very simple camera driver as an illustration of Linux's video-capture interface. What we need to do now is to provide the functions to control the use of the device and to query its facilities." COMPLETE STORY
20 Apr: ZDNET: EXCHANGE FILES FROM PHONE TO PHONE
LinuxToday
"A new online service lets cell phone and other wireless users share files quickly and securely from any location or email files to each other. ... The file storage and exchange service has been available for desktop users of Linux, Macintosh and Windows since late 1999." COMPLETE STORY
19 Apr: SUPERHACK: Now the Lucent Winmodem on the Extensa 710T WORKS!!!!.
TuxMobil
Now the Lucent Winmodem on the Extensa 710T WORKS!!!!. COMPLETE STORY
19 Apr: EETIMES.COM: MOTOROLA TEAMS WITH TURBOLINUX ON EMBEDDED OS FOR CHINA
LinuxToday
"The Linux-based platform will target Internet applications like interactive TV, global positioning satellite receivers, cellular phones and other networking equipment, along with the emerging information appliance market." COMPLETE STORY
19 Apr: ASIABIZTECH: LINUX PROGRAMS TO RUN ON SHARP'S ZAURUS PDA
LinuxToday
"Axe Inc. developed "zxLinux" software that enables users of Sharp Corp.'s Zaurus PDA to run Linux software on their Zaurus terminals." COMPLETE STORY
19 Apr: BW: CENTURA ANNOUNCES ITS OPEN SOURCE SECURE EMBEDDED DATABASE DB.STAR FOR POCKET PC
LinuxToday
"db.star is Centura's secure, high-performance open source data management solution, which has been specifically designed for enterprise applications developers working with varying platforms..." COMPLETE STORY
17 Apr: COMPUTERWORLD: POCKETPC IS NO 'PALM KILLER'
LinuxToday
"Users and analysts predict that Palm... will continue to hold its own, even though Microsoft has produced a slick, easy-to-use device unburdened by problems that plagued earlier handhelds based on its Windows CE operating system." COMPLETE STORY
17 Apr: PRNEWSWIRE: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS ...
LinuxToday
"ESC Summer attendees can get up to speed with Linux and GNU by attending one of the many classes that address open-source development, such as Linux in Post-PC-Centric Computing, Using Linux to Implement 8- and 16-Bit Device Networking Solutions, and Embedding with GNU." COMPLETE STORY
17 Apr: INFOWORLD: KOREAN START-UP WORKS HARD TO POCKET LINUX
LinuxToday
"At the stand, visitors were drawn to the Yopy - a hot little handheld computer running on the Linux operating system which offers a sharp 4-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) panel and access to the Internet - and which can even double as an MP3 player." COMPLETE STORY
16 Apr: LINUXDEVICES.COM/PRNEWSWIRE: DISPLAY CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION FOR EMBEDDED LINUX DEVICES
LinuxToday
"ViewML is based on an open source project known as Microwindows, which provides a small graphical windowing system for embedded Linux and other platforms." COMPLETE STORY
14 Apr: Linux SONY Vaio PCG-C1XD HOWTO
Philippe Cadic [archived link]
14th April: The first issue of the Linux SONY Vaio PCG-C1XD HOWTO [archived link] is out.
14 Apr: Kannel 0.7.1
FreshMeat
Kannel is an Open Source WAP gateway that also works as an SMS gateway for GSM networks. You can use it to provide content and services to mobile phone users. COMPLETE STORY
14 Apr: LINUXDEVICES.COM: K-TEAM OFFERS VIDEO CAPTURE DRIVERS UNDER GPL
LinuxToday
"K-Team (Switzerland), miniature mobile robots, has announced that it is supporting the embedded Linux community by providing 'Video for Linux' (V4L) drivers that support PC/104 and other video capture boards in robot vision applications." COMPLETE STORY
13 Apr: Installing a modern Linux distribution on small laptops
Bruce Richardson
HOWTO on installing a modern Linux distribution (specifically Slackware 7.0) on to laptops with 4MB RAM and <= 200MB hard disks.
13 Apr: HANDHELD 2000 Developer Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, June 7-8 2000
Palm
"There is a rapidly increasing interest in handheld devices as a component in business critical solutions. Dataforeningen Kompetens (The Swedish Society of Information Processing) is gathering the development community in Scandinavia in a conference that will cover the market situation, design issues, development environments, services, application areas and integration with business systems. The business opportunities for developers on this emerging market will also be covered. The Chairman is Jan Sandred from Crealog. The conference program will be published on the web on April 26 at http://www.kompetens.dfs.se/handheld2000. You are welcome to register immediately. The venue is Essinge Konferenscenter, Segelbatsvagen 15, Stora Essingen, Stockholm."
11 Apr: COMPUTERWORLD: MOBILE PHONE MAKERS TEAM ON MOBILE E-COMMERCE
LinuxToday
"The WAP standard will be used for Internet access, Wireless Identity Module (WIM) will be used to specify the security element used, mobile public key infrastructure will serve as the security framework, and the Bluetooth standard will be used for local communication. The initiative aims to create new standards as well." COMPLETE STORY
07 Apr: BW: BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY TO EXPAND ROLLOUT OF TELXON WIRELESS SYSTEMS
LinuxToday
"The wireless LAN system... features... wireless network management software running on a Red Hat Linux in-store software-based system." COMPLETE STORY
06 Apr: Linux/IrDA with Vobis Advanced III Notebooks by Dr. Bernd Klauer
TuxMobil
New HOWTO Linux/IrDA with Vobis Advanced III Notebooks by Dr. Bernd Klauer in English and German.
05 Apr: Palm and Linux: Making the Connection
Freshmeat
Linux fanatics tend to be gadget freaks, so it's no surprise that there are a wealth of tools designed to sync a Palm Pilot with a Linux desktop. Palm fan Michael Hall details the many tools available for extending your Linux data on the Palm platform in this Linux Planet article (http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/1679/1/). COMPLETE STORY
05 Apr: LINUXMONTH: INTERVIEW WITH DAVID WHITINGER
LinuxToday
"The work that the embedded Linux groups are doing is very important. When Transmeta-based devices start coming out, I'll be the first in line to buy one." COMPLETE STORY
05 Apr: LINUX MAGAZINE: LINUX ON YOUR LAPTOP: WHERE TO START
LinuxToday
"Well, it was only a matter of time. You've installed Linux on everything from your old 386 clunker to your great-aunt's PC, and now you're bored and need a new challenge. Or you're sick of being tethered to a desk when you use Linux. You yearn for penguin portability. The time has come for Linux on your laptop." COMPLETE STORY
05 Apr: COMPUTERWORLD: WILL PALMPILOTS MANAGE BIG IRON?
LinuxToday
"Could big iron someday be controlled by little plastic? Maybe." COMPLETE STORY
05 Apr: MIPS TECHNOLOGIES AND LINEO ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO EXPAND ACCEPTANCE OF LINUX IN EMBEDDED MARKETS
LinuxToday
"Lineo will optimize Embedix, Lineo's line of embedded Linux system software, for MIPS Technologies' MIPS32 and MIPS64 processor architectures..." COMPLETE STORY
04 Apr: LINUXPLANET: PALM AND LINUX: MAKING THE CONNECTION
LinuxToday
"Even though Linux support for the wildly popular Palm platform isn't something 3Ccom has chosen to pursue, the Linux community has stepped forward to fill the gap in typical style." COMPLETE STORY
04 Apr: OPEN SOURCE IT: LINUX ON LAPTOPS: DO-IT-YOURSELF NO MORE
LinuxToday
"Now... laptop users can skip all the headaches involved in doing it themselves. This month, companies such as Dell and Atipa Linux Solutions... are beginning to offer notebooks with Linux already installed. And a brand-new company, Tuxtops.com, ...is focusing completely on Linux portables." COMPLETE STORY
02 Apr: Laptop-HOWTO v2.5
TuxMobil
The new issue v2.5 of the Linux Laptop HOWTO is available.
02 Apr: SERVERWATCH: APACHE SERVICES TO RELEASE APACHE... FOR PDAS
LinuxToday
"...ideal for low-volume Web-casting where mobility is an issue." COMPLETE STORY
02 Apr: LINUXPR: AXIS COMMUNICATIONS ENABLES WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FOR LINUX
LinuxToday
"With its offer of free source code to the Linux community, Axis Communications has opened the world of Linux to mobile applications using Bluetooth..." COMPLETE STORY

March

30 Mar: usbmgr 0.1.2
Freshmeat
"The usbmgr loads Linux USB kernel modules according to the configuration when USB devices connect into a USB hub." COMPLETE STORY
28 Mar: INFORMATIONWEEK: HACKER SCHOOL TEACHES SECURITY... STUDENTS LEARN VULNERABILITIES...
LinuxToday
" 'We have laptops for everybody with both Linux and NT, and we bring our own server boxes that have been misconfigured or have known vulnerabilities on them and then allow the students to break into them'..." COMPLETE STORY
27 Mar: CNET NEWS.COM: SLASHDOT TEAMS WITH QUIOS FOR WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION
LinuxToday
"The agreement between Quios and Andover.Net is a step in the gradual increase of information available over wireless networks, augmenting services such as stock quotes and sports scores." COMPLETE STORY
27 Mar: LINUXPR: ANDOVER.NET AND QUIOS PARTNER TO HELP SLASHDOT READERS GO MOBILE
LinuxToday
" 'For some strange reason a lot of Slashdot readers carry mobile electronics and they seem to show sudden withdrawal symptoms when they get too far away from Slashdot for too long'..." COMPLETE STORY
22 Mar: TWOMOBILE.COM: SAMSUNG YOPY
LinuxToday
"There's been overwhelming interest from our users to dig for more information on the new Linux-based PDA from Samsung called the YOPY... here's our report." COMPLETE STORY
22 Mar: LINUXCARE: FEATURE ARTICLE: CONNECTING LINUX AND WINDOWS CE VIA SERIAL & IRDA
LinuxToday
"Because Microsoft likes to break standards, you need the following chat script. This will feed Windows CE the proper ASCII keywords it wants before allowing a PPP connection." COMPLETE STORY [archived link]
18 Mar: pcmcia-cs 3.1.13
Freshmeat News
a new version is available at Linux PCMCIA
16 Mar: GSM World Congress
The Palm OS(R) Platform Developer Newsletter March 2000
"During the GSM World Congress (Week 5, 1st week of Feb. 2000) at Cannes, Palm, Inc. with the collaboration of major mobile phone companies and Strategic Alliances has demonstrated the potential of the Palm, Inc. platform to access data wirelessly, using standard handset phones over GSM networks."
15 Mar: New Section on Palmtops at Linux on Laptops
own research
There is a new section on palmtops (sometimes known as handheld devices!) at Linux on Laptops by Kenneth E. Harker.
12 Mar: irXxD 0.11
FreshMeat
irXxD is a library for sending/receiving infrared remote control codes. It includes kernel 2.0 and 2.2 modules for receiving/sending IR codes under Linux, and various support for other operating systems. changes: Initial freshmeat announcement; support for sending with a Palm PDA.
09 Mar: IR-HOWTO v2.11
TuxMobil
New issue of the Linux-IR-HOWTO.
09 Mar: WaveLAN/IEEE driver 1.0.4
FreshMeat
description: The WaveLAN/IEEE driver is a Linux network device driver that works as a card service driver under the Linux PCMCIA system. It also works with some other vendor's cards which use the WaveLAN/IEEE OEM. changes: Support for promiscuous mode, multicast, WEP encryption, and power-saving, full support for the new kernel wireless extension v9 (kernel 2.2.14), improved IRQ locking and Tx timeout handling, and readiness for kernel 2.3.x.
09 Mar: XFree86 4.0
FreshMeat
description: XFree86 is a freely redistributable implementation of the X Window System that runs on UNIX(R) and UNIX-like operating systems. changes: This is a major release.
09 Mar: LINUXPR: INDUSTRY LEADERS LAUNCH EMBEDDED LINUX CONSORTIUM
LinuxToday
"Nearly 50 companies attend organizing meeting, create formation committee, appoint interim leadership, provide initial funding." COMPLETE STORY
08 Mar: Smash 0.4
FreshMeat
Smash sends messages to mobile phones. A server handles the SMS gruntwork while small portable clients submit messages to be sent. Smash uses a plugin system to support different operators and protocols. It is under development and only a few operators are supported so far.
07 Mar: Gnuws WAP Server
FreshMeat
Gnuws is a WAP server designed for portability and additional service development. First announcement of the project.
05 Mar: MINIGL PROJECT SEEKS TO PORT OPENGL TO PALM
LinuxToday
"The goal of the miniGL project is to allow for easy porting of 3D OpenGL code to the PalmTM Computing platform... released under the LGPL..." COMPLETE STORY
03 Mar: LINUXDEVICES.COM: AXIS RELEASES BLUETOOTH FOR MOBILE & EMBEDDED LINUX
LinuxToday
"All code is released under the GPL (Gnu Public License)." COMPLETE STORY
03 Mar: TUCOWS LINUX NEWS: ATI OFFERS GRAPHICS ACCELERATED VIDEO PLAYBACK FOR LINUX. FINALLY DVD!!
LinuxToday
"...a developer's kit to support video hardware decoding for Linux on their Rage 128 and Rage 128 Pro chips. ...confirms ATI's pursuit to become 'the Linux community's Number One graphics vendor'." COMPLETE STORY
02 Mar: IT-DIRECTOR: LINUS OPENS UP MOBILE LINUX
LinuxToday
"Unless battery technology suddenly and unexpectedly improves, power management is going to be the determining factor in the mobile market." COMPLETE STORY
01 Mar: XTNDAccess IrDA Dock by Extended System
GNN
Extended System announced an infrared docking station "XTNDAccess IrDA Dock".

February

29 Feb: LINUX JOURNAL: ERICSSON'S SCREEN PHONE RUNS LINUX
LinuxToday
"...Linux was chosen because of the open source operating system's stability and size, as well as for its 'openness', making it easier for a variety of future applications to be added." COMPLETE STORY
28 Feb: LINUXCARE: DEAR LINA: ONE LAPTOP TO RULE THEM ALL
LinuxToday
"Dear Lina: I'm a field sales representative and I take my laptop everywhere. I use it to login to all the other systems I use, but I have difficulty remembering all my passwords. The fewer I have to recall, the better. Is there an easy way I can manage all of my login accounts?" COMPLETE STORY [archived link]
28 Feb: COMPUTERCURRENTS: LINUX WITH NET APPLIANCES
LinuxToday
"This partnership includes an initial 400,000 Embedix licenses for DSIC's wireless mobile devices, home networking and industrial Internet appliances." COMPLETE STORY
28 Feb: THE REGISTER: L&H AIMS AT $12BN MARKET WITH LINUX VOICE HANDHELD
LinuxToday
"The prototype is connected by a wire, but the production model would be wireless." COMPLETE STORY
27 Feb: THE REGISTER: ERICSSON USES NATSEMI WEBPAD FOR LINUX SCREEN PHONE
LinuxToday
"Ericsson and NatSemi have unveiled a Linux Internet appliance based on the NatSemi Geode WabPAD platform." COMPLETE STORY
27 Feb: Towitoko Smartcard Drivers 0.0.0 pre2
FreshMeat-News
"Smartcard technology is becoming a basic keystone of the modern information age. Towitoko produces one of the best low-cost smartcard terminals available for PCs. This package supports I2C memory cards and will include a CT-API for T=0 and T=1 later. Please visit our homepage for more details and future plans." License: LGPL
27 Feb: PC MAGAZINE: ONLINE OFFICE SUITES
LinuxToday
"Online office suites attempt to transform the word processors, spreadsheets, and databases you use everyday into Web-based programs." COMPLETE STORY
27 Feb: THE REGISTER: ERICSSON USES NATSEMI WEBPAD FOR LINUX SCREEN PHONE
LinuxToday
"Ericsson and NatSemi have unveiled a Linux Internet appliance based on the NatSemi Geode WabPAD platform." COMPLETE STORY
26 Feb: New Toshiba IrDA HOWTO
Guenther Wieser
Toshiba IrDA HOWTO by Guenther Wieser .
20 Feb: Java-IrDA socket API 0.9
FreshMeat-News
The Java-IrDA Socket API provides the JNI interface on top of the Linux-IrDA stack. It allow Java apps to interact transparently over an infrared link, and includes full source code of Java classes, C JNI library, examples, and documentation.
19 Feb: pcmcia-cs 3.1.11
FreshMeat-News
changes: Changes to the master Makefile to not build any modules for new kernels, support for the TI 1031 bridge, fixes for an out-of-order kfree() bug in 3c575_cb and tulip_cb drivers, dhcpcd version check so it doesn't log strange messages, and the serial script to work with older versions of setserial, new code to enable PCI interrupts in certain cases where they are disabled in the PCI host bridge, a fix for systems that have trouble with card voltage detection following a suspend, and a partial fix for APA1480 lockup when the card is inserted with no devices (the other part requires an aic7xxx driver update).
17 Feb: AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID HINDS
LinuxToday
"David Hinds is the maintainer of the PCMCIA subsystem and is currently employeed by VA Linux. Up until very recently, all PCMCIA support has been maintained outside of the mainstream kernel, but it is currently included in the 2.3.x branch." COMPLETE STORY
12 Feb: PDAMART: BATTERIES COULD BE LIFE OF THE PARTY
LinuxToday
"Two announcements were made Wednesday... "The two announcements, one by Motorola and one by start-up Transmeta, could eventually lead to the elimination of limited battery-life problems that currently plague many mobile computing devices and force manufacturers to excessively simplify even more." COMPLETE STORY
03 Feb: Accelerated X server for the Thinkpad i Series
unknown
George Staikos <staikos_at_0wned.org>: "Thanks to Marc Aurele La France, we now have a working accelerated X server for the Thinkpad i Series (and probably others) which use the Rage Mobility M chipset. As many of you might be aware, XF86 3.3.6 announced support for this chipset but it did not work with the Thinkpads. At - my Thinkpad 1460 page - I have made the patch against XF86 3.3.6 available as well as my XF86Config. Towards the end of the afternoon I hope to have the binaries up. I am also running performance tests to see just how much faster it is."
02 Feb: Transmeta's "Mobile Linux" is based on Debian
Debian Weekly News
"According to [17] The Register , Transmeta's "Mobile Linux" is based on the Debian distribution. Mobile Linux is shipped with Transmeta's TM3120 chip. Transmeta has not yet confirmed this."

January

10 Jan: XFree86 3.3.6
unknown
Highlights of the new release include: support for the ATI Rage128. support for the ATI Rage Mobility, support for the SiS 540/630 and SiS 300, support for Silicon Motion Lynx chipsets, support for the Savage2000, support for the NVIDIA GeForce, support for the Intel i810 (not enabled by default as it needs a kernel module), and fixes to several drivers. A list of video chipsets and the according X servers you may find at the XFree86 - Cardlist

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