"MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded
revolution, today announced the much-anticipated 2.0 release of its
Hard Hat Linux operating system. Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is the first
embedded OS and tool kit based entirely on the latest Linux 2.4
kernel and boasts unrivaled support for embedded processor
architectures, CPU boards, and software components. The
feature-rich release spans the universe of embedded applications,
targeting designs as diverse as consumer electronics,
instrumentation/control, and communications infrastructure.
Extremely scalable, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 is equally at home on deeply
embedded, diskless designs with small RAM/ROM footprints, and in
complex business-critical applications, with stringent "5-nines"
availability requirements, running hundreds of processes and
managing massive loads."
"The hallmarks of Hard Hat Linux 2.0 are breadth and depth. Hard
Hat Linux 2.0 targets over 20 processors from 5 industry-leading
architectures, including x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, and
SH (new to this release). These CPUs populate the 60+ boards
supported in the release, including off-the-shelf production boards
and evaluation/reference platforms from global semiconductor
"A true embedded systems product, Hard Hat Linux 2.0 focuses on
cross development capability, with tools available on 8 host
environments, including Red Hat Linux, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse,
Mandrake, TurboLinux, Solaris, native/hosted Hard Hat Linux, as
well as under VMWare on Windows NT/2000. Consequently, the Hard Hat
Linux host-target matrix boasts over 420 fully tested and supported
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