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LinuxPR: Coventive and Metro Link to Deliver Embedded Linux Solutions for Information Appliances

Oct 26, 2000, 16:57 (0 Talkback[s])

"Coventive Technologies and Metro Link today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will combine Coventive's embedded Linux operating system kernel and Metro Link's graphic display technology to create a complete embedded Linux solution for Information Appliance (IA) manufacturers. Together, the companies intend to develop and offer the industry's smallest footprint Linux operating system and graphics solution for new IA's, such as hand held computers, set top boxes and web pads."

"The embedded computing elements of many IA devices must deliver maximum functionality within the smallest of memory footprints--and conserve power consumption. Both Coventive and Metro Link have created products expressly for IA use:"

"Coventive's XTinux is an embedded Linux software solution that adds the power and connectivity of Linux to IA products. Weighing in at just 143KB, XTinux is believed to be the smallest known fully functional commercial embedded Linux software kernel. Metro Link's Micro-X is a standards-based, multi-platform X server that has very small server requirements (as little as 600KB). Micro-X is customized to individual IA manufacturer's specifications, providing the desired functionality in the smallest possible memory footprint."

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