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PRNewswire: Lineo Releases Embedded Linux Road Map

Sep 27, 1999, 14:41 (0 Talkback[s])

"Lineo(TM), Inc. today released a road map for the Linux technologies and products it is pioneering for the embedded market. Lineo, a subsidiary of Caldera, Inc., projects it will be first to market with a broad collection of embedded Linux(R) software development tools, technologies and products. At the Embedded Systems Conference, to be held this week in San Jose, Lineo will be demonstrating betas and shipping versions of the products described in the road map. Support for the x86 processor, due first quarter 2000, will be followed by support for MIPS and StrongARM processors."

"The Lineo road map outlines how we believe we will maintain the leadership position in providing OEMs with solid, comprehensive Linux-based embedded technologies and products," said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc. "Earlier this year, we unified our long-term Linux expertise and our embedded market experience. We've been energetically working with our partners and customers to produce these solutions..."

"To create a version of Linux useful to embedded OEMs, Lineo is developing a unique distribution of Linux specifically targeted at embedded devices. This development includes reengineering existing Linux packages to take advantage of reduced memory, storage and processor speeds common in embedded devices, as well as developing new Linux packages for the embedded environment, including non-X-based graphical APIs and extensions for placing Linux in FLASH RAM. Embedix also introduces a new level of identical reproducibility to customized embedded solutions. Because of its open source Linux base, Embedix can be identically reproduced months or years later, facilitating the potential need of OEMs to exactly recreate an embedded Linux solution long after initial deployment for purposes of minor enhancements or application fixes."

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