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Linux software for handheld chip

MontaVista Software has demonstrated its Hard Hat Linux running on Intel's XScale chip, the successor to the StrongARM. XScale is expected to be used in handheld computers and next-generation wireless devices. The StrongARM currently is used in handheld computers such as Hewlett-Packard's Jornada and Compaq Computer's iPaq.Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista, one of a number of companies optimizing Linux for the small "embedded" devices, is working on adding software to Linux that will take advantage of specific StrongARM and XScale features.

MontaVista Software has demonstrated its Hard Hat Linux running on Intel's XScale chip, the successor to the StrongARM. XScale is expected to be used in handheld computers and next-generation wireless devices. The StrongARM currently is used in handheld computers such as Hewlett-Packard's Jornada and Compaq Computer's iPaq.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista, one of a number of companies optimizing Linux for the small "embedded" devices, is working on adding software to Linux that will take advantage of specific StrongARM and XScale features.