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internetnews: Wind River To Target Handhelds with Linux

Feb 23, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"Saying its tough times are behind it, embedded software player Wind River is embracing Linux in a new bid to expand the use of open source on a wider array of computing devices.

"As part of its newly-enhanced embrace of Linux, the Alameda, Calif.-based Wind River is teaming up with number one Linux distributor Red Hat in order to develop Red Hat Embedded Linux for the device software optimization market. The deal with the Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat means its enterprise version of Linux will be the foundation of Wind River Linux-based Platforms and will be integrated with Wind River's own tools, middleware and services, the companies said.

"The strategy could prove a catalyst for the growth of Linux in new computing devices. The deal deploys Red Hat's Enterprise Linux open source distribution along side Wind River's own proprietary real-time operating system built on the company's VxWorks, and VxWorks-based Wind River Platforms..."

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