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Linux lies at the heart of another Silicon Valley takeover

Nov 11, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wilson)

"And it is very definitely the main reason behind Cavium Networks acquisition of MontaVista Software.

"A truism of today's processor industry is that embedded Linux is the operating system of choice for developers.

"And the beauty of Linux, which is open source in one of its manifestations, is that it is very rapidly permeating the whole of the development community.

"The other attraction of Linux to chip firms like Intel and Cavium, is that they no longer have to rely on software firms to provide the OS which after all is the basic building block of most embedded processor systems."

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