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PRNewswire: NEC Electronics and VioSoft... Linux... For NEC's Hardware Development Platforms

Apr 11, 2000, 04:28 (0 Talkback[s])

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"NEC Electronics Inc. and VioSoft Corporation, a leading software development tools vendor, today announced that the Linux operating system, version 2.3.9, has been ported to NEC's standard evaluation platforms for its VR4121(TM), VR5432(TM) and VR5000(TM) 64-bit MIPS(R) RISC microprocessors. In addition to providing NEC Electronics' customers with an evaluation platform and reference design, the boards can also be used to develop and test peripheral hardware, device drivers and software applications. These host platforms include the traditional build environments for Linux, as well as Windows(R) 95/98/NT."

"The new evaluation boards come with a standard Linux port and have also been ported to VioSoft's Arriba!(TM), an integrated development environment (IDE) and debugging tool used specifically in Linux-based development environments. With the availability of new versions of the Java(TM)-based Arriba! (see related press release from VioSoft), Linux developers can debug their software products with state-of-the-art development tools, as opposed to the trial-and-error methods they were forced to use in the past."

""The embedded market's interest in Linux is growing and NEC Electronics is committed to supporting Linux," said Karl Auker, assistant general manager for the VR Series microprocessors business unit at NEC Electronics. "Our commitment to the Linux operating system is evidenced by our work with VioSoft to provide complete Linux development platforms for our VR Series microprocessors. In addition, we applaud VioSoft's efforts to provide system designers with the software development tools needed for next-generation Linux applications.""

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