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CNET Lynx name change reflects Linux shift

May 10, 2000, 03:58 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Lynx has changed its name to LynuxWorks in a move that symbolizes the pre-eminence of Linux over Lynx's proprietary operating system in the company's future."

"Lynx has for years been one of the major companies--alongside WindRiver and QNX--selling proprietary operating systems for non-PC computing devices as diverse as network hardware, car airbags, and mobile phones. Now, bolstered by an investment of more than $20 million, LynuxWorks is working to incorporate its version of Linux for this "embedded" market."

"Changing names, though, will take less time than changing the company's business model. It will be at least two or three years before the company's revenue from Linux surpasses that of the proprietary LynxOS, chief executive Inder Singh said in an interview."

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