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EE Times: Are Linux and EDA right for each other?

Jan 31, 1999, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"It seems you can't turn around these days without seeing another article on Linux. From The Wall Street Journal to The Economist, business publications are taking notice of the incredible groundswell of support for this operating system. Yet, in every case the obvious requirement for EDA vendors to truly embrace Linux has been ignored: The hardware vendors don't officially support it."

"The lack of a tightly integrated support system is one of the issues with the new world of "horizontal" integration found on the PC."

"Until the major PC-based workstation suppliers are willing to support a single, standard version of Linux, it does not make sense for an EDA vendor to embrace the OS."

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