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NewsForge: LynuxWorks: A Case Study in Combat-Ready Linux

Dec 16, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Corinne McKay)

"As open source, especially Linux, makes its way into nearly every sector of the economy, one of the final frontiers is the military and aerospace market, where new applications must clear hurdles such as the FAA's rigorous DO-178B certification for aviation software. California-based LynuxWorks, developer of the LynxOS real time operating system and BlueCat Linux embedded distribution, has staked its future on the idea that open source and the military/aerospace market can not only coexist, but thrive together.

"LynuxWorks, formerly known as Lynx Real-Time Systems, released its first operating system, LynxOS 1.0, in 1989, originally offering it on Motorola's VME boards and PCs with the Intel 386 processor..."

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