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LinuxDevices.com: HP expands commitment to Linux in devices

Aug 23, 2001, 06:54 (5 Talkback[s])

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"Does HP, which already sells embedded software products like the HP Chai virtual machine , plan to compete with Embedded Linux software vendors like Lineo and MontaVista by selling its Chai-LX device platform software to other companies?

"No," according to Mike Balma, director of marketing. "Chai-LX will be used for our own internal purposes only and will not be offered as a product to other companies," he said. "It's based on a Red Hat Linux distribution, stripped down to make a small foot-print and enhanced with device-oriented features like power management," he added.

Bruce Perens , HP's senior strategist on Linux and Open Source, put HP's commitment to Embedded Linux this way: "Linux is now the standard operating system platform for embedded systems at HP."

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