MontaVista Software and Movial Announce Joint Solution for Developers of Mobile
Devices and Consumer Electronics Products

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| The joint solution includes the MontaVista embedded Linux operating system,
| MontaVista DevRocket development tools, and the Movial Internet Experience
| Suite (IXS) to provide custom-branded user interfaces that seamlessly combine
| Internet browsing, Internet communications, media consumption, and other
| functionalities needed in mobile devices.

3DLABS Introduces Linux 2.6.21 Developer Kit for Its DMS-02 Media-Rich
Applications Processor

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| 3DLABS Semiconductor, a pioneer in media-rich application processors, today
| announced the immediate availability of its Linux 2.6.21 based Software
| Development Kit (SDK), bringing the latest open source innovations to
| developers and device makers using its DMS-02 processor to deliver unrivalled
| application and media processing performance within low power environments.


The Secret Life of Embedded Linux

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| Manufacturers have to weigh sometimes competing factors when selecting
| Linux over Windows or a proprietary OS in consumer products. Often,
| the flexibility of Linux balances out those differences, sometimes
| it does not.
| Clearly, though, Linux's freedom and flexibility are driving the
| trend to putting Linux inside consumer products that are not
| encumbered with hardware restrictions. Manufacturers are not
| dependent on a single vendor with Linux.
| "Linux is a moving trend. More and more manufacturers are using
| it," concluded MontaVista's Ready.
| Yaghmour concurs. "Every engineer adapts it and expands the user
| base," he said. "Anybody who wants to enter the market is using
| Linux due to its low cost. It is hard to justify changing for a
| proprietary OS."

Linux loyalty runs high among embedded software developers, says VDC

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| Looking ahead, 87% percent of Linux users plan to use Linux in their next
| project. In both cases, use of free distributions outnumbered use of paid
| distributions by a sizable margin. *

Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *