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LinuxWorld Australia: Opinion: Is Sun getting into embedded Linux?

Oct 02, 2004, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Take Linux and Sun Microsystems, mix in the telecommunications sector where Sun's Java already does so well, and what you get--industry rumors are saying--is a possible Sun acquisition of MontaVista Software... widely seen as the only profitable pure play Linux distribution that is still private. Not for long though, maybe.

"Although industry rumors that MontaVista will be acquired by Sun Microsystems have been denied by Kelly Herrell, MontaVista's VP of strategic operations, MontaVista is the only financially viable pure-play Linux company that's still privately held and Sun might very well be contemplating buying either MontaVista or rival LynuxWorks..."

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