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LinuxDevices: Red Hat to Embedded: "I'm Back"

Oct 14, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat has launched a program to support embedded deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The 'Red Hat Runtime' program targets developers looking for a well-supported Linux foundation on which to build commercial embedded systems and devices that are not particularly resource-constrained and which are based on mainstream architectures.

"Previously, Red Hat offered an embedded-specific 'Red Hat Embedded' distribution, including the 'Embedded Linux Development Suite' (ELDS) tools, but the company ceased marketing its embedded product in April, 2002, because, according to VP of Partner Development Mike Evans, 'We couldn't make a solid business case with that plan at that time...'"

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