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AllLinuxDevices: MontaVista Debuts Hard Hat Linux 2.0 at ESC Spring

Apr 10, 2001, 20:25 (0 Talkback[s])

"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 suppliers."

"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 combinations!"

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