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Linux distros advance on the networking front

Nov 18, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Wind River announced that Arkoon Network Security will use Wind River Linux to develop its FAST 360 family of network security devices. Meanwhile, Wind River rival MontaVista Software announced it has joined the OpenSAF Foundation, which promotes the high availability middleware integrated into recent releases of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition.

"Wind River announced that Arkoon Network Security has standardized on Wind River Linux to develop the FAST 360 family of enterprise-focused network security devices. The FAST 360 network appliances incorporate Cavium Octeon and Intel Xeon processors.

"Last month, Wind River announced its fourth-generation commercial embedded Linux distribution, Wind River Linux 4, based on the Linux 2.6.34+ kernel, and offering GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11, and GDB 7 cross-compiling toolchains. Wind River Linux 4 provides multiple virtualization options, PREEMPT RT real-time Linux, multi-team collaboration features, and a new native x86 build environment. The distribution is also said to support the upcoming Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) CGL 5.0, says the company."

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