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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


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


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


Linux landing in consumer devices

Correspondent James Hilliard talks with MontaVista Software about a variety of new Linux-powered consumer devices.

November 1, 2007


New Linux robot plays doctor

ZDNet's Patrick Houston talks with MontaVista Software about a Linux-based robot designed to carry out basic tasks for elderly people who may need help in their home.

November 1, 2007


Hook them with flash, keep them with software

This article incorrectly stated the title of Jim Ready. He is founder and CTO of MontaVista. This story also misidentified the chief operating officer of Mozilla. His name is John Lilly.

By October 8, 2007


Collaboration aims to better Linux on ARM chips

ARM rounds up some allies to give Linux a leg up for mobile devices using its processor designs.

By October 3, 2007


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


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