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InfoWorld: MontaVista ports Linux to IBM PowerPC 405GP processor

Apr 12, 2000, 07:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

"Embedded Linux developer MontaVista Software has ported its version of the open-source operating system to IBM's recently released PowerPC 405GP processor, company officials announced Tuesday...."

"The PowerPC 405GP chip features a number of embedded peripherals, including on-board Ethernet capabilities, a PCI bus interface and on-chip SRAM (static RAM)."

"Although the end-user is largely unaware what operating system embedded devices are running, porting to a processor architecture that is popular among appliance makers can give embedded software companies a strong entry into the market."

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