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Mozilla, MontaVista, ARM, and others collaborate on a new/old device

A group of open-source friendly companies are getting together to build a device that even a mother likely won't love.

By August 18, 2008


The big guns of Linux kernel development

Open source has moved way beyond the unwashed masses as big companies dominate the development of the Linux kernel.

By August 21, 2009


Embedded Linux company boasts 1-second boot

MontaVista demonstrates a vehicle dashboard system going from cold boot to "fully operational" in one second. The time may not translate into a desktop OS, though.

By July 15, 2009


MontaVista buys two Linux firms

The embedded Linux computing specialist fully acquires joint venture MontaVista Ltd., along with Liberte, a Linux design services company.

By April 25, 2007


Will Sony open up with an Android-based Walkman?

The old proprietary-everything approach has failed Sony, causing the company to reportedly look to open-source Google Android to win.

By June 8, 2009


Google's Android: It's not just for phones

Android is for phones, right? One influential partner backing Google's open-source operating system says it'll show up in consumer electronics and cars, too.

By September 22, 2008


Linux firm MontaVista seeks new CEO

Jim Ready, CEO of the embedded Linux specialist, will step down from his post to become chief technology officer.

By January 9, 2006


What I learned from Lineo's failure

Sometimes the best lessons come from our failures. Such was the case with Lineo.

By January 29, 2008


Still many questions about software for mobile computers

Open mobile networks are a step in the right direction, but mobile operating system developers have just as much work ahead of them as wireless carriers.

By November 27, 2007


Will Google fracture or unify mobile Linux?

Google's Open Handset Alliance is at least the fifth consortium tackling Linux-based mobile phone technology. Developer support could help determine its success.

By November 5, 2007