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Linux World: Spotlight on Zentropix Real Time Linux

Dec 26, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Rob Kay of Linux World recently interviewed Zentropix CEO Jim Norton. In the interview, Jim provides valuable insight into:

  • The differences between “embedded” and “real time” Linux
  • The strengths of Linux vs. the proprietary RTOSes
  • The successes and advances of Linux in the embedded realm
  • The goals and strengths of Zentropix as a company
What sort of potential does Zentropix… see for Linux in embedded applications? In one answer, Jim says “We are under non-disclosure agreements with a couple of household names who see realtime Linux as a possibility for the set-top box and who like the zero-per-ship-copy cost of embedded Linux along with the ability to tailor the OS to the board real estate. This is of course the market Mr. Gates is aiming for with Windows CE, so that's a real David and Goliath situation for you!”

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