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MontaVista Readies New Linux Mobile Phone OS

“MontaVista will ship a ‘fifth-generation’ Linux-based operating
system for mobile phones in mid-November. The company says
Mobilinux 5.0 will offer new security, power, networking, and
quick-boot capabilities, along with footprint reductions, real-time
improvements, and lower build costs for vendors of handsets and
other mobile consumer devices.

“Mobilinux is MontaVista’s brand name for the version of its
Linux-based OS aimed at mobile devices such as phones. MontaVista
claims that Mobilinux powers ’90 percent of Linux smartphones,’
while reductions in footprint may enable future success in
lower-end phones…”

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