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CNET News.com: Lineo deals push Linux into gadgets

Feb 24, 2000, 04:53 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With eight strategic alliances and an acquisition, start-up Lineo has taken major steps forward in its effort to sell Linux software for use in TV set-top boxes and other non-PC devices."

"Lindon, Utah-based Lineo has signed agreements with six Taiwanese electronics manufacturers, Korean electronics giant Samsung, and Korean computing and communications firm DaiShin. In addition, Lineo has acquired Rt-Control, which is creating a version of Linux for devices even farther removed from regular computers such as cell phones, digital cameras and even cars."

"Lineo sells software called Embedix, a version of Linux combined with functionality software such as a small Web browser for use in small computing devices typically lacking the general-purpose abilities of a PC."

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