LinuxDevices.com: ZDNet Acquires LinuxDevices.com

“ZDNet (NYSE: ZDZ), which operates the leading Web destination
for people who want to buy, use and learn about technology, today
announced that it has acquired LinuxDevices.com
(www.linuxdevices.com), “the Embedded Linux Portal.” Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.”

“”Rick Lehrbaum has created a killer site that will be a key
addition to our new ZDNet Business & Technology channel,” said
Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of ZDNet. “The authority of his
content as the last word on embedded Linux applications and devices
is underscored by LinuxDevices.com’s sponsor list, which reads like
a ‘who’s who’ of the embedded Linux market.
We’re excited
about the dual benefits of this acquisition: providing our millions
of workplace visitors with access to this top-notch resource, and
taking advantage of the opportunity to build deeper relationships
with LinuxDevices.com’s sponsors.””

“LinuxDevices.com, based in Palo Alto, Calif., gets to the heart
of what makes Linux today’s killer app. The embedded computer
market is considered the next frontier for Linux. According to
Forbes.com, over 90 percent of the invisible computers we encounter
every day — at gas pumps, in cars, in plane navigation systems —
use embedded operating systems. Linux is inexpensive, extremely
reliable and scalable, and requires a minimum of system resources
to reliably run these systems and devices. The market for embedded
Linux is significant: according to International Data Corp., there
will be more information appliances than PCs by 2001.”