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Old 05-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Embedded Linux in danger?

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MontaVista is reported to have lost over $60,000,000, going through five rounds of venture capital, three rounds of layoffs, and three CEOs in the last two years.
MontaVista provides the base OS for the PRS505.

http://www.embedded.com/columns/guest/207402542
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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Even if MontaVista goes the way of the Dodo there's no shortage of embedded Linux distros. Sony will always be able to find another or have someone take over a derivative if need be.

Embedded Linux still has a strong and bright future.
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Even if MontaVista goes the way of the Dodo there's no shortage of embedded Linux distros. Sony will always be able to find another or have someone take over a derivative if need be.

Embedded Linux still has a strong and bright future.
I tend to agree with you. Besides, Wind River allows for downloading of a DVD of their LiveCD version of Linux. With all sorts of gnarly tools for embedded development.

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Even if MontaVista goes the way of the Dodo [...]
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MontaVista provides the base OS for the PRS505.

http://www.embedded.com/columns/guest/207402542
Let's not forget it's GPL. MontaVista Software may be kaput, but anyone with enough time, skills and motivation can pick it up and keep going. Cheer up.
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