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PCWorld: MontaVista Linux Gains IM Features

Jan 31, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Linux embedded operating system from MontaVista Software has gained new instant messaging functionality, which is becoming increasingly popular among users of consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and set-top boxes.

"The feature comes by way of Movial, a division of Creanor, which has ported its instant messaging application to the MontaVista operating system, the two companies announced Wednesday.

"The Movial instant messaging application has been tested and certified as compatible with MontaVista Linux, and is now available to makers of consumer electronic devices that use the MontaVista operating system. A maker of mobile phones that use the operating system will be able to add Movial's instant messaging application as a way of making the phones more attractive to buyers..."

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