"A dismembered Microsoft would certainly have an effect on the
future of Linux development in the desktop marketplace, but what
about other markets, embedded systems to be precise?"
"To answer that question BeOpen.com consulted representatives
from two companies: VentureCom, the Cambridge, Mass. company whose
efforts to extend Windows NT into embedded systems applications
have provided much of groundwork for the new Windows NT embedded
operating system, and MontaVista Software, Inc., the Santa
Clara-based company behind Hard Hat Linux', new embedded Linux
"Surprisingly, both sides agree that a Microsoft break-up would
have beneficial effects on the embedded systems market. The
reaction is mixed on what degree a leaner and meaner Microsoft
derivative can capitalize on those effects."
"I think the train has left the station," says Brian Grega, vice
president of sales for MontaVista. "Linux is the train and
everybody else would have to catch up."
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