Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 now is available to support enterprise computing needs, from desktops to servers, on seven hardware architectures. Designed to offer a secure and consistent enterprise-wide platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 includes a native POSIX threading library for multithreading applications and a single code base. Other new features for version 3 include support for larger SMP, memory and I/O configurations; a 4-4 memory split to provide increased kernel and user address space for x86 systems; and Java implementations from BEA, IBM and Sun. The seven supported hardware architectures are x86, Itanium, AMD64 and IBM's zSeries, iSeries, pSeries and S/390.
Red Hat, Inc., PO Box 13588, RTP, North Carolina 27709, 919-754-3700, www.redhat.com.
MontaVista DevRocket 1.0 is a fully integrated and graphical development environment for embedded Linux. Based on Eclipse technology, it provides a common look-and-feel across development host platforms including Linux, Microsoft Windows and Solaris. MontaVista DevRocket is built on the latest Eclipse 2.1 base, letting customers and ISVs take full advantage of the Eclipse platform, including third-party development work contributed by the Eclipse community, as well as a multitude of Eclipse-supported tools. In addition to integrating core development capabilities such as compilation, editing and debugging, DevRocket provides easy-to-use project wizards designed to automate common embedded development activities.
MontaVista Software, 1237 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085, 408-328-9200, www.mvista.com.
Net Integration Technologies offers an autonomic computing network platform based on its Net Integrator Operating System (NIOS), which is based on Linux. Designed to be self-repairing and self-maintaining, the NIOS Platform uses off-the-shelf hardware and is geared toward small- and mid-sized businesses. NIOS itself is built from open-source software and is 16MB in size. Included in the NIOS Platform is NetIntelligence, an artificial intelligence module that uses autonomic features to deploy, install and maintain system components and internal subsystems, including firewall and DHCP parameters and DNS records. The SystemER program enables system recovery from catastrophic failure in under two minutes. Other components include ExchangeIt!, a collaboration server; TunnelVision, an intelligent VPN solution that works without static IP addresses; Expression Desktop; and DoubleVision, a redundant Internet connectivity technology designed to connect multiple high-speed interfaces to NIOS-powered servers.
Net Integration Technologies, Inc., 7300 Warden Avenue, Suite 106, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 9Z6, 866-384-8324, www.net-itech.com.
Xandros Desktop 2.0 now is available and offers an easy-to-use graphical environment that installs with four mouse-clicks. Based on the Sarge version of Debian and a Xandros-enhanced version of KDE 3.1.4, key Xandros features include a four-click installation process with automatic disk partitioning, drag-and-drop CD burning within the File Manager and file and resource sharing with Windows networks. Desktop 2.0 offers standards-compliant Web browsing of multiple sites in a single tabbed window; a mail reader with automatic spam filtering and the ability to turn off pop-up ads and banners; an instant messaging client that is compatible with MSN, Yahoo, AOl, ICQ and IRC; and OpenOffice.org 1.1. Xandros Desktop 2.0 comes in Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition. Deluxe Edition includes CrossOver Office 2.1; a 350-page user guide; extra games, applications and tools; and 60 days of e-mail support.
Xandros, Inc., 41 East 11th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10003, 613-842-3494, www.xandros.com.
TimeSys' new TimeStorm Linux Tool Suite contains development tools that support the entire embedded Linux development cycle, no matter what type of embedded OS is being used. Built on the Eclipse Platform, the TimeStorm suite includes tools to handle kernel porting, hardware integration and a full range of testing and validation requirements. Delivered as plugins to TimeSys' TimeStorm IDE, the Tool Suite works with any embedded Linux distribution, homemade or commercial. The Tool Suite includes the TimeStorm Linux Verification Suite, a framework that automates the testing and validation of an entire embedded distribution and its applications at each step in the development process. More than 1,150 open-source tests are available. The Linux Development Suite provides tools to help developers build and port a custom Linux OS to target hardware. The Linux Hardware-Assisted Debug assists in hardware debugging, initialization and Linux bring-up by providing an interface between the TimeStorm IDE and JTAG and on-chip debuggers using GDB.
TimeSys, 925 Liberty Avenue, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, 412-232-3250, www.timesys.com.
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Until recently, IBM’s Power Platform was looked upon as being the system that hosted IBM’s flavor of UNIX and proprietary operating system called IBM i. These servers often are found in medium-size businesses running ERP, CRM and financials for on-premise customers. By enabling the Power platform to run the Linux OS, IBM now has positioned Power to be the platform of choice for those already running Linux that are facing scalability issues, especially customers looking at analytics, big data or cloud computing.
￼Running Linux on IBM’s Power hardware offers some obvious benefits, including improved processing speed and memory bandwidth, inherent security, and simpler deployment and management. But if you look beyond the impressive architecture, you’ll also find an open ecosystem that has given rise to a strong, innovative community, as well as an inventory of system and network management applications that really help leverage the benefits offered by running Linux on Power.Get the Guide