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CNET Start-up: Embedded Linux still has life

Jan 24, 2002, 08:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"The hype that spawned several Linux start-ups has vanished, but a pioneer in operating systems for computing devices other than PCs still has faith that Linux is the foundation for success.

MontaVista Software has raised $28 million from earlier investors and from new partners including IBM Microelectronics and Sony, said Jim Ready, founder and chief executive.

...Twenty years ago, Ready created VRTX, the first commercial operating system for "embedded" computing systems, a category that now includes everything from antilock-brake controllers to VCRs to mobile phones to automatic teller machines. VRTX, still sold by Ready's former employer, Mentor Graphics, runs the Hubble Space Telescope."

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