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Oct 30, 2002, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Known mostly for its server and desktop abilities, Linux will be popping up in more embedded devices shortly, thanks to two Silicon Valley-based companies.

"Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker Transmeta and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista Software Tuesday struck a deal to develop Transmeta's family of Crusoe microprocessors for MontaVista Linux software with the intent of putting them into portable audio, multimedia and personal entertainment devices.

"Embedded Linux devices have been on the upswing as of late. A recently published Evans Group survey found 45 percent of developers surveyed expect to release a Linux application by the end of the year and 14 percent said they have already done so. The vast majority--about 80 percent--said that Linux was important to the embedded system community..."

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