BW: MontaVista Software Inc. and Partners Premiere...Linux At Embedded Systems Conference Fall 1999Sep 22, 1999, 16:22 (0 Talkback[s])
"For the first time the popular open-source Linux(R) operating system (OS) will be staking a claim for embedded systems developers' attention at the Embedded Systems Conference Fall, Sept. 26-30, 1999, at the San Jose Convention Center."
"Leading the embedded Linux charge is Silicon Valley-based start-up MontaVista Software Inc. MontaVista is tailoring Linux to meet embedded OS demands for compact size, high reliability and wide availability for microprocessors, boards, bus architectures and device drivers."
"The company's flagship product is Hard Hat(TM) Linux, a standard off-the-shelf binary distribution of Linux for x86 and PowerPC(TM) architectures. It will be demonstrated on CompactPCI(R) and single-board computer (SBC) platforms at the Embedded Systems Show in the booths of MontaVista's partners: Force Computers Inc. (booth 1422), Ziatech Corp. (booth 1802) and WinSystems Inc. (booth 2039)."
"Linux and the open-source software development model has enough force to shake the fundamentals of the way we've been operating for the past 25 years," says MontaVista Software President and CEO Jim Ready, an acclaimed pioneer of real-time operating systems. "From servers to the desktop and now embedded systems, Linux can unify the fragmented OS market. For the first time embedded developers can be part of the mainstream of OS technology."