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Browser vendor joins embedded Linux provider ecosystem

May 15, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Opera Software has joined Wind River's third-party software ecosystem, and will lead sessions and demonstrate products at Wind River's World Wide User Conference in Orlando, Florida, this week. Additionally, Wind River has added the Opera browser to its “best-in-breed” collection of validated software components.

Opera says its partnership with Wind River validates its browser's ability to provide “full Internet capabilities on a device.” The browser complies with W3C web standards, Opera says, enabling standards-based Web applications to be easily ported to the devices. Opera's browser technology runs on a variety of embedded and desktop OSes.

At Wind River's Conference this week, Opera's chief standards officer, Charles McCathieNevile, will host a session entitled “Web standards for devices.” Opera will also exhibit its products, and demonstrate its browser on several devices, it says.

Scott Hedrick, Opera's executive VP of devices, said, “Using Web technologies to develop applications and UIs for devices means that we've taken away the learning curve. Wind River is a visionary in the device software market, and they have rightly predicted that the Web browser will become a powerful tool that extends beyond surfing the Web.”

In an exclusive, informative interview with LinuxDevices earlier this year, Opera co-founder Jon S. von Tetzchner explained the advantages of standards-based browser interfaces for devices, Opera's work with Web standards groups and key standards contributions, and lots more.

In the context of Wind River's “Device Software Optimization” campaign, this partnership might be thought of as “Device Software Opera-ization.”

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