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Embedded Linux OS, tools available as trial download

Mar 8, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Wind River is offering a 30-day evaluation version of its General Purpose Platform (GPP), Linux Edition. The trial includes an embedded Linux 2.6.10 kernel and filesystem, configuration utilities, and the company's Eclipse-based Workbench development toolsuite. It can be downloaded or ordered on CD, for free with registration.

GPP primarily targets consumer electronics and industrial embedded products with a “medium” footprint. It currently supports x86 and ARM, with MIPS support planned for mid-year.

Wind River's other Linux OS products, besides GPP, include:

The trial download takes about an hour on a fast broadband connection — it weighs in at nearly 700MB, and requires 10GB of free disk space to install. It is intended to be run on Pentium 4 workstations running RHEL 3 (update 5) or 4 (Red Hat enterprise Linux), with GNOME or KDE.

Additional details can be found on the download registration page.

Wind River announced GPP in May of last year, shipping it in June.

Wind River competitor TimeSys also offers an evaluation download that supports x86.

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