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CNET Lineo gets set-top box software license deal

Jan 26, 2000, 15:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Lineo, a developer of Linux software for computing devices smaller than PCs, has licensed its software to Elitegroup Consulting and a company called Bast for use in set-top boxes in hotels and apartments."

"The deal calls for use of Lineo's Embedix, a stripped-down version of Linux, and Embedix Browser, a Web server, the companies said. Bast, based in Sonoma, Calif., builds network-connected set-top boxes that display on televisions. Elitegroup, based in Taiwan, builds electronics components."

"Under the deal, Bast is licensed to build 50,000 set-top boxes with the Lineo software, Lineo said."

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