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posted in January 2005
Secure64 environment aims to handle OS job for Itanium
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
A key designer of the Itanium and other processors has proposed a solution to the performance drain wrought by operating systems by doing away with operating systems and moving directly to applications.
New RTOS Features Enable High-End Auto Applications
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Current real-time operating systems may fall short in meeting future automotive needs. Alternative RTOSs for these high-end applications are becoming available today.
Wind River acquires ScopeTools unit from Real-Time
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Wind River Systems has acquired the ScopeTools business unit of its long-standing partner Real-Time Innovations Inc., for $10 million in cash and stock.
Court to IBM: show SCO the code
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
SCO Group has won a small legal victory in its lengthy battle with IBM Corp. over open-source intellectual property.
Toward a new definition of consumer
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Steve Ohr returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with some ideas decidedly biased ideas about what's driving our business. Forget about flat screen TVs, he says, forget about home theater. The ultimate consumer entertainment device will be ... your cell phone.
DRS Technologies wins Army contract for battlefield digitization systems
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1/13/2005   Post a comment
DRS Technologies Inc. announced Thursday (Jan. 13) it has received new orders valued at $36 million to provide Appliqu Computer Systems for the U.S. Army's Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.
IBM offers patents to open source developers
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1/11/2005   Post a comment
IBM Corp. said it will give open source developers free access to 500 of its software patents.
New EU motion another blow to software-patents campaign
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
Efforts to allow widespread patenting of software in Europe received another blow in recent days as 61 members of the European Parliament petitioned to restart deliberations of proposed legislation that would clear the way for legitimizing software patents.
Oops: Blue Screen Of Death interrupts Gates' CES pitch
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Bill Gates' keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show didn't quite go according to plan: glitches, including a dreaded "Blue Screen of Death," interrupted the show several times.


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This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

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